The Byrdes and their teenage kids, Charlotte and Jonah, are, for all intents and purposes, an ordinary family with ordinary lives. Except for the job of Marty, a Chicago financial advisor who also serves as the top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. When things go awry, Marty must uproot his family from the skyscrapers of Chicago and relocate to the lazy lake region of the Missouri Ozarks.
Did You Know?
Although not referred to in relation to the series, British fugitive Eddie Maher
(who stole money from his own security van and fled to the US with his wife and child in 1993) was arrested in Ozark in 2012, where he was hiding out with his wife (and now two) children. The tip-off came from the girlfriend of one of his sons after an argument and Maher was deported back to the UK where he served 2 years in prison for his crime and banned from re-entering the US. See more
In several episodes, license plates on the Missouri cars start with a number instead of a letter. In Missouri, license plates can only start with numbers on trucks instead of cars. (They can even be transferred to an SUV from a truck from the original owner in case of an automobile purchase, but never to a car). See more