Monday, December 11, 2017

Ozark (2017- 2022)

Netflix continues to cash in ;-) with it's original programming.  Ozark is a crime drama focusing on Marty Byrde and his family, who flee The Windy City and relocate to the Ozarks when a money laundering scheme goes awry.  Marty encounters some backwoods bozos as he works on making a drug lord millions.  Ozark ended up interesting me more than I thought.  I'm glad I invested my time ;-)  Jason Bateman and Laura Linney deliver solid performances so it came as no surprise that a second season was greenlit.

Ozark is filmed in Lake Ozark, Missouri and Canton, Norcross, Flowery Branch, Decatur, Marietta, Braselton and Atlanta, GA

Location: The Byrde House
Address: just past 6802 Gaines Ferry Road, Flowery Branch, GA

Thanks to several posters below, The Byrde house has been located.  If only I had continued 100 feet north when I visited The Dermody House last year, I would've stumbled upon it.  I didn't see an actual address on the stone entrance...

Location: The Blue Cat Lounge
Address: 6979 Bells Ferry Road, Canton, GA  Little River Grill

Location: Langmore Dockyard
Address: 6986 Bells Ferry Road, Canton, GA

Location: Lickety Splitz Gentlemen's Club
Address: 6015 Oakbrook Parkway, Norcross, GA

Location: Dermody Reality
Address: 281 W Pike Street, Lawrenceville, GA

Thanks to the PeruMex sign seen before Wendy and Marty turn into the lot, I was able to track this down...

Location: The Snell House
Address: 777 Rivendell Lane, Alpharetta, GA

Thanks to a poster below for tracking this down...

Location: The Snell Barn
Address: 3256 Union Hill Road, Alpharetta, GA

Thanks to Jeff Posey for this information...

Location: The Missouri Belle Casino
Address: 1000 Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA   Stone Mountain Park

The Missouri Belle Riverboat Casino is docked in the Waterfront Boathouse section of Stone Mountain Park... 

Across the lake, you can get a view of the riverboat from the Stone Mountain Golf Club.  If you actually play golf, you can get an even closer view...

Season 1, Episode 2 "Blue Cat"

Location: The Byrde's Motel
Address: 1297 Dogwood Drive SE, Conyers, GA America's Best Suites & Value Inn

Season 1, Episode 3 "My Dripping Sleep"

Location: Wendy's Billboard
Address: 5455 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch, GA

Thanks to a quick glimpse of the Moonie's Texas BBQ sign, I was clued in to the billboard Wendy sees while she's driving...

Location: Food Value
Address: 2112 Chandler Road, Decatur, GA

The inside is later seen when Wendy freaks out about them not having pistachio ice cream...

The mint chip didn't look SO bad...

Season 1, Episode 4 "Tonight We Improvise"

Location: Roy & Russ Go Fishing
Address: Jones Bridge Park, Norcross, GA

Location: Marty & Raven/Margaret's Restaurant
Address: 1425 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA  Williamson Bros BBQ

The scene took place at table 10...

Season 1, Episode 7 "Nest Box"

Location: The Dermody House
Address: 6797 Bailey Drive, Flowery Branch, GA

Thanks to the Bailey Drive street sign, I was able to locate The Dermody House although it wasn't as easy as I thought since there are several Bailey Drives in the Atlanta area...

Season 1, Episode 8 "Kaleidoscope"

Location: Marty & Wendy's Car Accident
Address: 55 Georgia Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA

Location: Barb Petty's House
Address: 202 W Benson Street, Decatur, GA

Thanks to Troy Nielsen for finding this location...

Location: Camino Del Rio's House
Address: 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive, Braselton, GA  Chateau Elan

Location: The Diner
Address: 200 14th Street NW, Atlanta GA  The Silver Skillet

Season 1, Episode 9  "Coffee, Black"

Location: The Ozark Superstore
Address: 2500 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA  Adventure Outdoors

Season 1, Episode 10  "The Toll"

Location: Wendy's Gas Station
Address: 6405 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross, GA

Thanks to Leida for this information...

Season 2, Episode 6 "Outer Darkness"

Location: Wendy & Mason Talk
Address: 147 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA

Thanks to a poster below who shared this information...

Location: Mason's Arrest
Address: 104 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA

Just down the street from where Wendy and Mason talk...

Season 2, Episode 10 "The Gold Coast"

Location: Marty's Office 
Address: 25 Technology Parkway, Norcross, GA

Season 3, Episode 2 "Civil Union"

Location: Big Muddy Casino
Address: 503 E River Street, Savannah, GA

Location: Omar Navarro's Estate
Address: 1680 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta  Westview Cemetery

The beautiful Westview Abbey mausoleum was used for the drug cartel leader's abode.  Thanks to Joseph Diefenbach for finding this...

Later seen again in Episode 10, "All I" for a that pivotal scene...

This cemetery was also seen in Cobra Kai (2018-) when Daniel visits Mr. Miyagi's grave.

Season 3, Episode 5 "It Came from Michoacan" 

Location: Agent Miller & Marty's Motel
Address: 1865 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA  Cheshire Motor Inn

The motel is again seen in Episode 6...

Location: Sue Shelby's House
Address: 119 Little Ridge Road NW, Berkley Lake, GA

The Byrde's ethically amoral yet lovable therapist dwells in this peaceful abode.  Best to park at the nearby Berkley Lake School as it's on a narrow street.  Thanks to Kacy Dinh for cluing me in on this location...

Season 3, Episode 6 "Su Casa Es Mi Casa" 

Location: Camden County Sheriff's Department
Address: 3765 Park Avenue, Doraville, GA  Doraville Municipal Court

If only all address numbers were in the shots...

The sheriff's department is seen again in Episode 7...

Location: Marty's Dollar General Store
Address: 6355 Jimmy Carter Boulevard

Location: Money Drop
Address: 2000 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA

Starlight Drive-In

This location was also seen in season 4 of Cobra Kai (2018-)

Season 3, Episode 9 "Fire Pink"

Location: Wendy & Ben's Gas Station
Address: 5671 Shadburn Ferry Road, Buford, GA

Location: Wendy & Ben's Restaurant
Address: 6601 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross, GA   JR's Log House

Season 4, Episode 1: "The Beginning of The End"

Location: The Lazy O Motel
Address: 1297 Dogwood Drive SE, Conyers, GA America's Best Suites & Value Inn

The motel is initially seen in season one when The Byrdes first arrive in The Ozarks and encounter "housekeeper" Ruth.  This photo is from July 2019...

Season 4, Episode 2: "Let The Great World Spin"

Location: The Billboard
Address: 1360 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA

Location: Marty's Market
Address: 304 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA

Season 4, Episode 3: "City On The Make"

Location: Chicago Street
Address: 191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta, GA

Location: Chicago Park
Address: 14th Street & Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, GA

The stairs Charlotte and Erin meet at are near the Bath House at Piedmont Park...

Season 4, Episode 4: "Ace Deuce"

Location: Welcome To Boone, NC
Address: 81 W Main Street, Buford, GA

Location: Boone Police Station
Address: 30 Garnett Street NE, Buford, GA

Season 4, Episode 5: "Ellie"

Location: Northside Tavern
Address: 1058 Howell Mill Road NE, Atlanta, GA

Season 4, Episode 7: "Sanctified"

Location: The Mall (Exterior)
Address: 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA

The North Dekalb Mall was also used in Fear Street 1994 (2021).  This photo was taken when I visited locations in August 2021.  A different entrance was used, but you get the idea...

The interiors were done at Gwinnett Place Mall at 2100 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.  It's more commonly known among filming location fans as The Starcourt Mall from Stranger Things (2016-), which is most likely why a different mall was used for the exterior.

I was extra on a few episodes of Season 3 and ended up making it on camera a few times.  The first is in Episode 3 "Kevin Cronin Was Here"  You can see me cross in the background in the casino bar...

I also appeared in Episode 4 "Boss Fight" as a roulette gambler, where I was ready for my close up Mr. Demille...

Later in the episode, I cross in the background when Agent Miller chats it up with Ben...

I was also in the REO Speedwagon concert scene, but didn't make it on camera.

Locations Visited: August 2017, November 2017, December 2017, December 2018, July 2019, September 2019, April 2020, October 2020, February 2022, June 2022