Ozark - 2017

Lead actor, director and producer Jason Bateman during filming of an episode of “Ozark” in Holly Springs in 2017.

The Netflix series “Ozark” has returned to Cherokee County for filming this week.

Production locations include Epperson Road and the intersection of Rivendell Lane and Liberty Grove Road, according to the Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency.

COVID-19 protocols prohibit any on set or near set visits from non-essential crew members, said Molly Mercer, project manager with the Cherokee Office of Economic Development, which has helped producers find filming locations in the county.

The TV series featuring Jason Bateman began shooting Monday, Cherokee EMA reported, and the filming will continue through July 6. Drivers should be prepared for possible road or lane closures, and large vehicles on or alongside the roadway in these areas during preparations, shoot and wrap up operations.

The upcoming season will be its fourth and final one, according to Digital Spy.

The series has used other locations in Cherokee County and in Georgia as backdrops for scenes throughout its run. Some of these locations include Pine Crest Lodge in Holly Springs, JD’s on the Lake, known as The Blue Cat Lodge on the show, and on Lake Allatoona.

“Ozark,” a drama which follows a suburban father caught up in a drug-money laundering operation and his family, premiered on Netflix July 21, 2017. No release date for season four has been announced.

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