Netflix megahit Ozark may be coming to an end, but showrunner Chris Mundy says he’s open to exploring the universe he’s created.
“I’ve been thinking about it a bit,” Mundy said to The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of the series finale earlier this month in New York.
“If there was an organic path, I would never close myself to it.”
The drama tells the sprawling story of a Mexican drug cartel accountant (Jason Bateman) who is forced to relocate his family to the Ozarks after his business partner robs from their criminal clients.
The show, which also stars Laura Linney and Julia Garner, put the sleepy mountains of central Missouri on the television map.
If Mundy decides to expand his creation, he’ll likely have support from MRC, the studio behind it ozarkas well as other current prestige TV projects, such as The great and Luminous girls.
“I think ozark himself will live forever,” said Elise Henderson, TV President of MRC The Hollywood Reporter. “And I think that’s one of the coolest things about it ozark is that I would call it a world building show. I think we built a world. There is a universe that was created.”
Mundy’s comments echo those of ozark Co-creator Mark Williams, who discussed the merits of a ozark Spin-off for Garner’s character Ruth with website ScreenRant in February.
After clarifying that the decision mostly belonged to Netflix and Mundy, he added, “But I’d be thrilled if that happened, obviously Ruth was such a great character throughout, but I think it has to be right.”
“I think what we don’t want is just to put out another version just to have them. I think Better call Saul is the perfect fit, obviously they did it so well on top of that breaking Badso I think it only makes sense if it works.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/ozark-jason-bateman-netflix-b2072458.html Ozark Showrunner is teasing the possibility of a spin-off show for the Netflix hit