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There’s nothing funny about Jason Bateman’s turn as a money launderer in Ozark

There’s nothing funny about Jason Bateman’s turn as a money launderer in Ozark
05 Sep
4:03

It might seem unusual to have an everyman such as 49-year-old Bateman at the helm of Netflix noir drama Ozark – a show so bleak it draws instant comparisons to award-winning series Breaking Bad – but the actor’s well-honed delivery, sardonic and pedestrian, is perfect for a series which maintains an incredible amount of restraint.

Its second season has just premiered, and follows accountant Marty Byrde, a Chicago financial advisor who launders millions for a Mexican drug cartel. When he falls foul of the cartel, he moves his family to a remote town in Ozark, Missouri, to save their lives. But in this condemned town he runs into even more malevolent characters.