Whether or not you were a fan and agreed that Ozark had a good finale, there’s no question that Georgia hosted a great TV series! The series was filmed mostly in the state with some in Missouri where the storyline was set.
I thought the location scouts really did a great job in finding places that worked well with the production. Finding the locations that fit the narrative, contracting with the owners, prepping and decorating the sets take a lot of time and organization. In this case, it brings a lot of value to the locations both in terms of are area visibility and revenue. Both the local area and the state benefit greatly in a number of ways, not the least of which is that residents will be talking about it for years to come.
AtlasofWonders.com is a great site for finding locales where filming takes place. Page for Ozark.
Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier served for the primary production locations. Many other locations were filmed on the northeast side of Atlanta. This includes Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Braselton, and Stone Mountain to name a few.
The most surprising was where they filmed the cartel boss’s mansion. I would have bet that that was filmed in Mexico or even Texas. But it was filmed in Atlanta – the Westview Abbey, which is very close to the state capitol in downtown Atlanta. To turn that into a Mexican drug lord’s hideout with ease requires the talents of impressive location and set professionals.