‘Bloodline’ Emmy update: Netflix drama starring Kyle Chandler returns in May

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Bloodline” premiered on Netflix last year on March 20, 2015, but we wondered if it would return for season two in time to compete in this awards cycle. We now know that it will: Netflix announced that the Florida noir will return May 27 for a 10-episode second season.

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The first season of “Bloodline” ended up with a pair of Emmy nominations: Best Drama Actor (Kyle Chandler) and Best Drama Supporting Actor (Ben Mendelsohn), though those awards went to Jon Hamm (“Mad Men“) and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones“), respectively. A few months later Mendelsohn scored again with a Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Supporting Actor, which was ultimately awarded to Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot“). Will a May premiere give it enough momentum to increase its awards haul this year?

Mendelsohn told us on the Independent Spirit Awards red carpet last month that he is in fact involved in the second season, which in itself is an intriguing mystery because season one (SPOILER ALERT) revolved around the events leading to the death of his character, Danny Rayburn, a ne’er-do-well who returns to his highly respected Florida Keys family and entangles them 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,” and in addition to Emmy-champ Chandler and nominee Mendelsohn, the cast features Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek, Tony-winner Norbert Leo Butz and Emmy-nominee Linda Cardellini.

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