Netflix’s next big hit original series could very well be Ozark, a crime drama starring Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Here’s the official synopsis:
A Chicago financial advisor who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin, must quickly uproot his kids and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. There, he bumps heads with both a local drug dealer whose business he inadvertently interrupts, and a clan of ruffians, led by their 19-year-old niece, who want his money, all the while avoiding the eye of a tenacious FBI agent. He must complete his laundering, to save the life of his family, as they struggle to find their own path in this seemingly foreign way of life.
As you can see from the trailer, Ozark appears to be filled with plenty of tension, mystery, and dramatic twists. It will definitely be interesting to watch Bateman play a very serious (and very criminal) character, since he is more commonly known for his comedic roles, especially in Arrested Development and the Horrible Bosses film franchise.
Ozark hits Netflix on July 21.