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LAURA LIN­NEY TALKS ABOUT HAV­ING TROU­BLE FIT­TING NET­FLIX SE­RIES OZARK INTO ONE CAT­E­GORY AND HER FOR­MULA FOR CHOOS­ING ROLES

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - TELEVISION - By Rick Bent­ley

Even with an en­tire irst sea­son be­hind her, Laura Lin­ney is not 100 per cent cer­tain how she would de­scribe her Netlix se­ries, Ozark. Lin­ney plays Wendy Byrde, the mother in a subur­ban Chicago fam­ily forced by some bad peo­ple to move to Mis­souri to start a money-laun­der­ing busi­ness.

The 10-episode sec­ond sea­son of the stream­ing se­ries is now avail­able on the dig­i­tal plat­form.

“It starts with fam­ily, and then it goes cul­tural, and then it goes psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller. It’s crime. Sus­pense. It’s sort of all braided to­gether with the em­pha­sis some­times on one thing and then some­times on an­other,” Lin­ney says. “It’s also a strange look at Amer­ica and the strange cul­tures that are in this very, very large coun­try.

“It feels like a lot of dif­fer­ent things.”

Sea­son two fol­lows Marty Bryde (Ja­son Bate­man) and his fam­ily as they nav­i­gate life while deal­ing with a drug car­tel. The crime syn­di­cate sends their ruth­less at­tor­ney, He­len Pierce (Janet Mcteer), to shake things up as the Byrdes are in­ally get­ting set­tled. Marty and Wendy strug­gle to bal­ance fam­ily in­ter­ests while fac­ing more dan­gers pre­sented by their part­ner­ships with the Snells, the car­tel and their new deputy, Ruth

Laura Lin­ney and Ja­son Bate­man star as hus­band-wife in the show.

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