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Ozark’s Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner step out at premiere



They star as the Byrde family in Netflix’s popular drama series Ozark.

And Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner put on a united front as they stepped out at the premiere for Netflix’s Ozark final ever episodes on Thursday.

The premiere at the Paris Theater in Midtown Manhattan comes ahead of the highly-anticipated final episodes of the drama series streaming on April 29.

On-screen family: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz and Skylar Gaertner put on a united front as they stepped out at the premiere for Netflix’s Ozark final ever episodes on Thursday
Drama: They star as the Byrde family – (LR) Jonah, Charlotte, Marty and Wendy – in Netflix’s Ozark, and the highly-anticipated final episodes of the drama series is set to stream on April 29

The streaming service split the fourth and final season into two halves, with fans eagerly waiting for the finale episodes since the first half of the series debuted in late January.

As they celebrated the finale episodes at the premiere, Jason, 53, who plays father and financial planner Marty, cut a dapper figure in an all-black suit.

He styled his dark locks in a swept back style as he posed with his on-screen family members, while he was also seen smiling for snaps with his wife Amanda Anka.

Laura, who plays Wendy Byrde in the popular series Ozark, opted to wear her favorite designer Christian Siriano, who crafted the black ruffled tulle gown beneath a white cropped blazer.

Osark: The streaming service split the fourth and final season into two halves, with fans eagerly waiting for the finale episodes since the first half of the series debuted in late January
Cast and crew: (L-R) Peter Friedlander, Elise Henderson, Ted Sarandos, Sofia Hublitz, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Skylar Gaertner, and Chris Mundy step out at the premiere

Hairstylist Matthew Monzon coiffed the 58-year-old’s signature blonde waves and make-up artist Jenn Streicher applied her lashes and pink pout.

Laura appeared to be in excellent spirits as she lovingly put a hand on Skylar’s face, who plays her on-screen son Jonah, as they posed for snaps.

Daredevil star Skylar showed off his sensational sense of style in black trousers and a leather jacket and he wore his fringed brunette locks swept across his face.

While Sofia, who stars as Jason and Laura’s on-screen daughter Charlotte, looked effortlessly glamorous in a plumping black suit with large satin lapels and adorned with glittering silver buttons.

Family of money launderers: The lead couple are pictured with their on-screen daughter, played by Sofia Hublitz
That’s a wrap: The second half of season four, consisting of seven episodes, will drop on April 29; Bateman is pictured with his on-screen son de él, played by Skylar Gaertner
Gorgeous: Sofia, who stars as Jason and Laura’s on-screen daughter Charlotte, looked effortlessly glamorous in a plunging black suit with large satin lapels and adorned with glittering silver buttons
Smart: Skylar showed off his sensational sense of style in black trousers and a leather jacket and he wore his fringed brunette locks swept across his face

The actress, 22, styled her golden tresses in a natural fashion while she accentuated her striking features with a slick of mascara and a touch of blusher.

The on-screen family appeared to be in good spirits as they stepped out at the much-anticipated final premiere alongside cast and crew members Peter Friedlander, Elise Henderson, Ted Sarandos and Chris Mundy.

The second part of season four, which is the grand finale of the hit crime drama series, is set to be released on Netflix next week.

Playing a family man and woman who move to the Lake of the Ozarks to launder money for a violent drug cartel, Ozark first premiered back in July 2017, which garnered plenty of critical and commercial acclaim, especially for the performances of Bateman, Linney and Julia Garner.

Glamorous: Laura, who plays Wendy Byrde in popular series Ozark, opted to wear her favorite designer Christian Siriano, who crafted the black ruffled tulle gown beneath a white cropped blazer
Looking good: As they celebrated the finale episodes at the premiere, Jason, 53, who plays father and financial planner Marty, cut a dapper figure in an all-black suit
Incredible: Laura looked effortlessly glamorous in her tulle gown

Having been renewed for a fourth and final season in June 2020, the first half of the season, consisting of seven episodes, began streaming on January 21.

The back end of season four, which is also seven episodes seven episodes, is slated to drop on April 29.

During its run, the series has received a total of 32 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series, with Bateman taking home Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series in 2019 and co-star Julia Garner winning two times for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series in 2019 and 2020.

Ozark’s Laura, who makes her directorial debut helming episode 11, said she will truly miss playing such a deeply flawed, complicated, and immature character onscreen.

On-screen family: Bateman also struck some poses with his on-screen wife, Laura Linney, 58
Blazer dress code? The Virginia-born 22-year-old – wearing a pantsuit – plays Charlotte Byrde in Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams’ critically-acclaimed crime drama
Dapper: The 17-year-old Cali native – who plays Jonah Byrde – rocked a leather Matchless London blazer, Tie Bar shirt and necktie, as well as Grenson shoes selected by stylist Natalie Mark

‘She’s been a joy to play. And I’m going to miss the people, amazing crew, fantastic cast, those wonderful writers, the community,’ Linney admitted.

‘When a show is well-run and you like the people you’re working with, it doesn’t matter how heavy the material is, you just feel good. You’re happy at the end of the day.’

Following the news that the fourth season would be split into two parts, Jason said: ‘A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s)’.

The trailer for the final seven episodes reveals Marty is battling his conscious, as the end of their duplicitous journey nears its end, with the final episodes streaming April 29.

Character: Ozark’s Laura, who makes her directorial debut helming episode 11, said she will truly miss playing such a deeply flawed, complicated, and immature character onscreen
Laura admitted: ‘I’m going to miss the people, amazing crew, fantastic cast, those wonderful writers, the community. When a show is well-run and you like the people you’re working with, it doesn’t matter how heavy the material is, you just feel good. You’re happy at the end of the day’
Celebrating 13 years of marriage on May 2! Linney was joined at The Oak Room afterparty by her second husband – real estate agent Marc Schauer (M) – with whom she had eight-year-old son Bennett Armistead

The trailer begins with Marty pouring a drink and telling his wife, ‘I’m just sick of having blood on my hands, Wendy.’

Wendy starts pouring a drink herself as Marty asks her, ‘Doesn’t it bother you?’ as she says, ‘You’re so desperate to be the good guy.’

The trailer cuts to a funeral as Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner) stands up in a black dress and walks to a casket.

‘She’s lost her whole family because she met us,’ Marty says, as Ruth reaches down for a fistful of dirt to toss on the grave… but she just drops it and walks away.

Black-clad couple: Jason wore an all-black suit
His wife of 20 years – The Morning Show producer Amanda Anka – clearly got the memo about rocking a blazer, which she paired with a lacy bra-top, skirt, and Louboutin stilettos
Child-free date night! Bateman and the 53-year-old daughter of singer Paul Anka are proud parents of two daughters – Francesca, 15; and Maple, 10

Back at their hotel, Wendy asks her husband, ‘Why do you choose everyone else over your family? Don’t back out on me when we’re almost done. Don’t do that to me.’

The trailer features a shot of Javi Elizonndro (Alfonso Herrera), with Marty saying, ‘Javi dies, everything we’ve worked for just falls apart,’ as we see Ruth in her car staring at a gun in the passenger seat.’

Marty was saying that last line to Ruth, who looks at him coldly and says, ‘Welcome to my f***ing world.’

Ruth is seen wearing a hoodie and walking calmly up to Javi and shoots him twice, while Marty and Wendy are seen in a car as Marty tells her he’s ‘scared.’

He is then seen with FBI Special Agent Maya Miller (Jessica Frances Dukes), telling her, ‘We’re in a lot of danger,’ but she replies, ‘That’s your choice. You’re just another criminal to me now, ‘while Wendy is shown photographs of her in a car.

End is near: The end is near for Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) in the new trailer for the final seven episodes of Netflix’s Ozark

He’s then seen meeting with Omar Navarro (Felix Solis), telling him he can, ‘go to Mexico and reestablish your control.

Marty is also seen talking with Ruth again who asks him, ‘Do you really think all that you do is to protect your family?’ while another shot shows her screaming in a car and giving two middle fingers to an SUV in the rain.

The trailer winds down with a number of dramatic shots that ends with Wendy telling Marty, ‘You suggested this life,’ though Marty adds, ‘We… we chose this together.’

But Wendy says, ‘You were a good salesman,’ as the trailer comes to an end.

The drama stars Bateman as a financial advisor turned money launderer for a ruthless Mexican drug cartel.

Two halves: The streaming service split the highly-anticipated fourth and final season into two halves, with the first seven episodes debuting in late January

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