Ozark on Netflix is back and fans are happy – but the official season 2 trailer has left them shocked. The Netflix show began with a bang during season one. Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) are a married couple who once lived in the Chicago area.
Marty seemed to be a financial advisor with a bit of a porn habit. He was shown watching the same NSFW video over and over again. However, the couple in the naughty video Marty Byrde watched incessantly was actually his wife, Wendy Byrde, and her lover.His private investigator had secretly filmed the couple having an affair.
And Marty was much more than an average bean counter. The family was forced to flee to the Missouri Ozarks when Marty’s ties to a drug cartel placed them in danger.
New Ozark killer?
“We are our choices,” reads the Ozark promo. Ozark season 2 premieres August 31. Although the Netflix show is considered pretty intense with a dark subject matter, Jason Bateman called the series “kind of a cocktail.” The lead actor said Ozark “doesn’t really have a lot of bells and whistles.”
Perhaps it is that stark yet beautiful Ozark anomaly that will see the good-guy Marty turn into a killer. With more emotional intensity on the way, Marty might kill to continue to protect his family.
Netflix’s Ozark trailer shows bodies buried and burned
Clues that fans can pick up from the trailer show the young Byrde son questioning his parents about death. Will anyone else die? Marty and Wendy flub and stumble over that question, professing that they are not killers.
The trailer, however, shows one body being buried, another being doused in gasoline. Marty and Wendy stand and watch a body being burned. Was Marty the actual killer? His character arc has been turning dark.
Fans will remain dark
One thing that’s clear from the new Netflix Ozark trailer, which received 133,000 views in 24 hours, is the show is dark. Still.
Wendy and Marty Byrde appear to be entwined in the same predicament, if not worse. The gorgeous vistas of the land stand in stark contrast to the evil surrounding and within the Byrde Family. However, it is not clear just how far Marty has gone to be the protective patriarch.