‘Ozark’: Eric Ladin To Recur In Season 4 Of Netflix Series
EXCLUSIVE:Eric Ladin(The Right Stuff) is set for a recurring role on the fourth and final season of Netflx’s critically acclaimed series Ozark, starring and executive produced by Jason Bateman.
Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Ozark is a thrilling drama set in the present-day and follows the Byrde family’s journey from their normal, suburban Chicago life to their dangerous criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, Missouri. The series explores capitalism, family dynamics, and survival through the eyes of (anything but) ordinary Americans.
Ladin will play Kerry, the kind of guy you like but can’t stand. His life is one continuous party, and he is always looking for the next trend – sometimes with disastrous results.
In addition to Bateman, Ladin joins series stars Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Charlie Tahan, Jessica Frances Dukes, Lisa Emery, John Bedford Lloyd, and Joseph Sikora in the new season.
Ladin can currently be seen in the series regular role of legendary NASA engineer Chris Kraft on Disney+ series The Right Stuff. He’ll also be seen in a recurring role as Gene Kranz, another famed NASA engineer, on the first season of Apple TV’s For All Mankind. His previous series regular roles include History Channel’s Six, HBO’s The Brink and AMC’s The Killing, among numerous other credits. Ladin is repped by Innovative Artists and Main Title Entertainment.
Ozark, The Office, and Frozen 2 top the most-streamed entertainment of 2020, Nielsen says
Here are theTV shows and movies we collectively streamed the most last year.
Entertainment became a precious commodity in 2020. With nowhere to go due to a global pandemic that is still ongoing, people hunkered down and watched a crap-ton of movies and shows to pass the time, keep them sane, and allow them to escape. Now that the year is over, Nielsen, which expanded its TV-ratings-tracking systems to incorporate streaming numbers in recent years, released its findings for the entertainment we collectively streamed the most over the last 12 months.
Disney+ titles dominated Nielsen's top 10 report for movies, with Frozen 2 sitting at the top. Moana (Disney Animation), Onward (Pixar), Hamilton (Walt Disney Pictures), the live-action Aladdin (Walt Disney Pictures), Toy Story 4 (Pixar), and Zootopia (Disney Animation) were also in the top 10. Dr. Seuss's The Grinch, found on Hulu these days (a Disney-controlled platform), also made its way on the list, along with Secret Life of Pets 2 and Spenser Confidential, the latter two hosted by Netflix.
Netflix seemed to dominate the television findings, both in terms of Nielsen's list of original series and acquired series. Ozark, Lucifer, and The Crown took the top three spots on the original series report, and The Office (which only just moved to Peacock in the new year), Grey's Anatomy, and Criminal Minds topped the acquired-series report.
The Office by far out-streamed the rest in terms of views. According to Nielsen, the Steve Carell-led comedy racked up 57 billion minutes of streams across 192 episodes in 2020, while the show was on Netflix. Viewers watched 30.5 billion minutes of Ozark across 28 episodes in the same period. By comparison, 14.9 billion minutes of Frozen 2 were streamed.
See the top-10 findings below, ranked by minutes streamed.
1. Ozark (30.5 billion)
2. Lucifer (18.97 billion)
3. The Crown (16.3 billion)
4. Tiger King (15.6 billion)
5. The Mandalorian (14.5 billion)
6. The Umbrella Academy (13.5 billion)
7. The Great British Baking Show (13.3 billion)
8. Boss Baby: Back in Business (12.6 billion)
9. Longmire (11.4 billion)
10. You (10.97 billion) Acquired series
1. The Office (57.1 billion)
2. Grey's Anatomy (39.4 billion)
3. Criminal Minds (35.4 billion)
4. NCIS (28.1 billion)
5. Schitt's Creek (23.8 billion)
6. Supernatural (20.3 billion)
7. Shameless (18.2 billion)
8. New Girl (14.6 billion)
9. The Black List (14.5 billion)
10. The Vampire Diaries (14.1 billion)
1. Frozen 2 (14.9 billion)
2. Moana (10.5 billion)
3. Secret Life of Pets 2 (9.1 billion)
4. Onward (8.4 billion)
5. Dr. Seuss's The Grinch (6.2 billion)
6. Hamilton (6.1 billion)
7. Spenser Confidential (5.4 billion)
8. Aladdin (2019) (5.1 billion)
9. Toy Story 4 (4.4 billion)
10. Zootopia (4.4 billion)
Nielsen's findings note that streaming now accounts for nearly a quarter (24 percent) of all usage in American households with smart TVs.
Scott N. Brown, general manager of audience measurement at Nielsen, mused in a statement, "A bigger question might be what will audiences do following any recovery, how the behavior adopted during stay-at-home orders might influence habits when consumers have the ability to go back to theaters to enjoy that experience and how content creators will leverage data to make the best decisions regarding distribution platforms in the future."
Critics Choice Awards Nominations: ‘Ozark’, ‘The Crown’ Lead TV Series Noms
By Dino-Ray Ramos
The 26th annual Critics Choice Awards unveiled its series nominees on Monday with Netflix’s Ozarkand The Crownleading the pack with six nominations each. Film nominees and the ceremony’s format will be revealed on February 7. Taye Diggs is set to return as host for the third time and the winners will be revealed live on The CW on March 7 at 7PM ET/PT.
Ozark and The Crown contribute to Netflix leading the nominations on the series side with 26 total noms. Both series are up for Best Drama while Ozark‘s Jason Bateman and Laura Linney received nominations for Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series respectively. Tom Pelphrey, Julia Garner, and Janet McTeer are all nominated for their supporting roles. The Crown’s Josh O’Connor is nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series, while Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin are both nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series category. Tobias Menzies and Gillian Anderson also received recognition for their supporting roles.
“We are so thrilled to be celebrating the incredible work that was released during this extended season,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin. “In a year when the need for entertainment was undeniable, the industry rallied to deliver beautiful series that delighted us, educated us, challenged us, and most importantly, brought us all together.”
HBO and HBO Max tally 24 total nominations, coming in close behind Netflix. The premium cabler’s sci-fi series Lovecraft Country from Misha Green earned five nominations as did FX’s Mrs. America and What We Do In The Shadows. Pop’s big Emmy winner Schitt’s Creek also nabbed five nominations.
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