On February 26, 2016, Netflix announced it would be doing a new television series starring Jason Bateman.  “Ozark” was to be a “dark drama” set and filmed around the Lake of the Ozarks.  Missouri laws made filming here prohibitive so it was played out in Georgia. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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