There’s always money in the banana stand, and that’s really going to help Jason Bateman in his next role.
The Arrested Development actor has signed on to exec-produce, direct and star in Ozark, a drama series currently being shopped to premium cable and digital outlets.
Though details of the hour-long project are being kept under wraps, our sister site Deadline reports that Ozark — which is set in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks — focuses on the dark and dangerous world of drug-money laundering.
Ozark will begin production in Spring 2016.
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* Fox will air a two-part trailer for its X-Files revival on Monday, Sept. 28. Part 1 will air during Gotham (8/7c), with Part 2 following during Minority Report (9/8c).
* Beginning this spring, Mr. Robot will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Japan.
* Ahead of The Affair‘s Oct. 4 return (Showtime, 10/9c), the Season 2 premiere is available to watch here.
* Nate Torrence (Weird Loners, Hello Ladies) will guest-star on Supernatural‘s 11th season. He’ll appear in Episode 8 as Sully, Sam’s childhood imaginary friend, our sister site Variety reports.