Filming for season 2 of the Netflix series, “Ozark” is scheduled to begin later this month in Georgia. Backstage reports casting is being sought for men and women to play the roles of rural, blue collar workers in background roles. The series will shoot on November 20th, 21st, 29th or December 7th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jason Bateman directs, produces and stars in the Netflix series which follows a family who moves from Chicago to the Lake of the Ozarks to start repaying the money-laundering debt Jason Bateman’s character, Marty Byrde owes to a drug lord.
Parrot Analytics reports that “Ozark” was the most watched digital original show of the summer. The data company released the top 10 digital originals in the United States between July 14th and October 11th, 2017.
Few Details on Season 2 of “Ozark”
As of right now, Netflix has said that the second season of the series is “coming soon”. Season 1 was released in July 2017 so it’s possible they will be consistent and release Season 2 in the Summer of 2018. There’s not many details out about what the next season will be about but Jason Bateman did provide some info in an interview with Indiewire. Bateman said, “Obviously, there’s the opportunity for Marty to work very closely with the Snells and with Ruth,” he started. “He’s got $50 million to wash now instead of $8 million … We’re going to have some bad guys that are probably wearing ties next year as opposed to blue jeans. He might spend a little time up in St. Louis or Kansas City in pursuing some of these bigger deals that he’s going to need to accomplish to get this bigger number washed.”
The Netflix series takes place at a waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks but a lot of the show was shot in Georgia which is known for its tax breaks. The first season included 9 hour-long episodes and one 80-minute finale. There’s a good chance the 2nd season will follow the same schedule with a total of 10 episodes in 2018. The plot for “Ozark” is completely fictional but the show’s writer, Bill Dubuque did pull some of his ideas from his time working on a dock at Alhonna Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks in the 1980’s.