A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
The Byrdes and their teenage kids Charlotte and Jonah look like, and mostly are, an ordinary family with ordinary lives. Except that husband/father Marty, a Chicago financial advisor, also serves as the top money-launderer for Mexicos second-largest drug cartel. When things go awry, he must uproot his family from the skyscrapers of Chicago and relocate to the lazy lake region of the Missouri Ozarks.
This drama series created by stars as Marty Byrde, a financial planner who relocates his family from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Ozarks. Marty is actually on the move, with wife Wendy and their two kids in tow, after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, forcing him to pay off a substantial debt to a Mexican drug lord to keep his family safe. While the Byrdes fate hangs in the balance, the dire circumstances force the fractured family to reconnect.