While the first season of “Bloodline” premiered on Netflix on March 20, 2015, the sophomore edition didn’t drop until May 27, 2016. That latter date was only four days before the deadline for Emmy consideration. With lead Kyle Chandler reaping an Emmy bid and supporting player Ben Mendolsohn winning last year, the streaming service decided to go late again this awards season. The third and final season of 10 episodes will drop on May 26.
We didn’t expect Mendolsohn to be part of the second season as his character’s death was the key plot point of the first edition. However, he appeared as both a ghost and in flashbacks that explained how this exiled black sheep of the Rayburn clan returned to embroil his highly respected Florida Keys family in a drug trafficking plot.
“Bloodline” is created and written by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, the same team behind the Emmy-winning “Damages.” In addition to Emmy-champs Chandler and Mendelsohn, the cast features Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek, two-time Tony-winner Norbert Leo Butz and Emmy-nominee Linda Cardellini.
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