John Adams and The Big C star Laura Linney has been set as the female co-lead in Ozark, the ten episode drama series from Jason Bateman, Bill Dubuque and Chris Mundy which landed at Netflix back in February.
“Laura is such a brilliant talent, and we have been such admirers of her work, that we are elated to have her working in this compelling world that Jason Bateman, Bill Dubuque and Chris Mundy are bringing to life,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
Ozark follows financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney) and their family’s sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks. Rather than the familiar skyscrapers and trading floors, Ozark explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.
House Of Cards and Blunt Talk production company Media Rights Capital and Jason Bateman’s Aggregate is producing the drama series, which is eyed for a 2017 premiere. Bill Dubuque created the series and is penning the scripts. He will also serve as an executive producer alongside Jason Bateman. Chris Mundy (Hell On Wheels, Criminal Minds) is the showrunner.