“I did know that I had to make a decision. Do you want to jump with these three guys or not? And I decided yes,” says Kyle Chandler in a new featurette for the Netflix drama “Bloodline,” discussing the leap of faith it required to undertake the mysterious drama. (Watch the complete video below.)
“These guys do have a process that’s quite different … It’s a pretty exhilarating way to work,” adds co-star Ben Mendelsohn, describing the loose, seat-of-the-pants style adopted by series creators Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, who previously earned multiple Emmy nominations for their similarly complex legal drama “Damages.”
“Bloodline” follows the Rayburn family, a respected clan in the Florida Keys whose lives are upended by the return of black sheep son Danny (Mendelsohn). “Part of our desire with this show was to tell a family story in a way that we had never seen before,” says Todd Kessler. It’s “a family drama that escalates into a thriller,” adds Glenn.
“We don’t always know, not only where the story’s going, but where the scenes may end up,” describes Jacinda Barrett, who plays Chandler’s wife. Sissy Spacek, who plays the Rayburn matriarch, was equally impressed: “They’re brave. They’re really brave.”
Below, watch the featurette, then use the easy drag-and-drop menu to tell us if you think “Bloodline” will earn an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Series.