The Netflix streaming service announced in July that it has renewed the hit drama series Bloodline for a third season, but in September, it was also revealed that this upcoming season will be its last. The show's final season episode order was cut from 13 episodes to 10, while licensing fees on the show were dramatically slashed. While it still remains unclear if the show's creators will shop the series elsewhere, Netflix has released the first trailer and photos for Bloodline Season 3, which you can check out below.
Series creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler have stated in the past that they have a plan for the series that spans five or six seasons, although the future of the show was in jeopardy after the state of Florida, where the hit drama series is both shot and set in, eliminated its film and TV tax incentive program, making it much more expensive to shoot the series. While it's possible that the show's producers could shop the series elsewhere, unless they film it in a different state with tax incentives, it may be too costly for another network or streaming service to take on.
The Emmy, Golden Globe, and WGA nominated dramatic thriller explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. In Bloodline, the Rayburns are hard-working pillars of their Florida Keys community, but their past contains dark secrets that they hope remain buried. Paranoia and mistrust build as lies pile up, alliances are shattered, and an unthinkable crime takes place. The tight-knit family's formerly harmonious relationship deteriorates, and good people are forced to consider doing very bad things. (SPOILER) At the end of Season 2, Marco Diaz (Enrique Murciano) learned that Danny Rayburn was killed by his brother, while the rest of the siblings helped cover it up. John (Kyle Chandler) is seen leaving town, as Kevin murders his sister's ex-boyfriend in cold blood. This trailer kicks off Sissy Spacek's Sally Rayburn revealing that she'd like to confess, adding that her family is cursed. This teases the tsunami of violence yet to come in these all-new final episodes.
Bloodline is created and executive produced by the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated writers/executive producers Kessler, Zelman and Kessler. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. The series was mentioned as part of the streaming service's official binge scale, which revealed that the intense drama series was "savored" by viewers, who spent less than two hours a day watching the series. Other complex drama shows like House of Cards, Narcos and Peaky Blinders also skewed towards the "Savor" side, while shows like Orange is the New Black, Hemlock Grove and The Fall were "devoured," or binge watched, the most.
No new cast members have been confirmed for this third and final season of Bloodline, but series regulars Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz will all return. The cast also includes Jacinda Barrett, Taylor Rouviere, Owen Teague and Brandon Larracuente. Take a look at the new trailer and photos for Bloodline Season 3, debuting on Netflix May 26.