Are you aware that Netflix has decided not to renew its twisted family drama series for a fourth season? The Rayburns were tragically unusual; their story was intriguing, dramatic, and mysterious. A dysfunctional Florida family was presented to viewers in the pilot episode of the aforementioned sitcom. The characters in the show are portrayed as being doomed by their own pride and loyalty.
Three seasons into “Bloodline,” developed by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, the series has already been called a potential rival to “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.” A few years ago, the first season of “Bloodline” was one of the first titles to join the streaming revolution. The third season, which debuted on Netflix in 2017, has, however, finished airing. Therefore, at this point in time, Season 4 of Bloodline is no longer a realistic possibility. Bloodline will not return for a fourth season. There will not be a season four of Bloodline. Despite its high ranking on Thrillist, this is the show’s final season.
Will there be Season 4 of Bloodline?
We hate to share with the fans that Netflix has decided not to order a fourth season of Bloodline. At this point, it also appears doubtful that the show would be renewed after three seasons have been aired. Bloodline was renewed for a third and final season of 10 episodes on Netflix on July 13, 2016, and this was later confirmed. The third and last season premiered on May 26, 2017. Here, Norbert Leo Butz and the show’s executive producer, Todd A. Kessler, talk about the series’ satisfying finale.
Why did Netflix cancel the series?
According to a Variety article, Season 3 of Bloodline will be the last. Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn, who have each received two Emmy nods for their roles on the series, are led by the show’s talented writers and executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler. They worked with us here at Netflix and their collaborators at Sony Pictures Television to make a compelling show that people all around the world are discovering and appreciating. In a statement to Variety, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said, “We are looking forward to the dramatic climax KZK has in store for the series ended in May 2017.
Bloodline Cast and characters
- Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, the second son; a detective and local deputy with the Monroe County sheriff’s office
- Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn, the oldest son and black sheep of the family
- Linda Cardellini as Meg Rayburn, the daughter and youngest sibling; an attorney and the family peacekeeper
- Norbert Leo Butz as Kevin Rayburn, the hot-headed youngest son; he refurbishes boats at Indian Key Channel Marina
- Jacinda Barrett as Diana Rayburn, John’s wife; she runs a plant nursery
- Jamie McShane as Eric O’Bannon, Danny’s friend and Chelsea’s brother; a parolee
- Enrique Murciano as Marco Diaz, Meg’s former long-term romantic partner; a detective with the Monroe County sheriff’s office and John’s partner
- Sam Shepard as Robert Rayburn, the patriarch
- Sissy Spacek as Sally Rayburn, the matriarch
- Katie Finneran as Belle Rayburn, Kevin’s estranged wife
- John Leguizamo as Ozzy Delvecchio, a man from Danny’s past
- Andrea Riseborough as Evangeline ‘Eve’ Radosevich, the mother of Nolan Rayburn who has unfinished business with the Rayburn family
- Chloë Sevigny as Chelsea O’Bannon, Eric’s younger sister; a nurse
- Steven Pasquale as Alec Moros, Meg’s legal client and lover
- Mia Kirshner as Sarah Rayburn, Sally and Robert’s deceased elder daughter. Angela Winiewicz portrays young Sarah in flashbacks.
- Brandon Larracuente as Ben Rayburn, John and Diana’s son
- Taylor Rouviere as Janie Rayburn, John and Diana’s daughter
- Glenn Morshower as Wayne Lowry, a local bait shop owner who deals and distributes illegal drugs
- Gino Vento as Rafi Quintana, smuggler and Wayne Lowry’s employee
- Eliezer Castro as Carlos Mejia, a former employee of the Rayburns’ who hires Meg as a lawyer
- Bill Kelly as Clay Grunwald, a DEA agent
- Jeremy Palko as Nicholas Widmark, Kevin Rayburn’s neighbor
- Randy Gonzalez as Manny, employee at the Rayburn House
- Frank Hoyt Taylor as Lenny Potts, an old Navy friend of Robert’s and a retired Monroe County detective
- Owen Teague as Nolan Rayburn, Danny’s son, whom only Robert knew about; Teague also portrays the young Danny Rayburn in flashbacks
- Beau Bridges as Roy Gilbert, a political supporter and ally of John Rayburn for county sheriff, and a drug trafficker
- David Zayas as Sheriff Aguirre, the incumbent sheriff running against John; also his and Marco’s superior
- Molly Price as Mia Santos, Eric O’Bannon’s attorney
- Mario Van Peebles as court prosecutor
The Plot of Bloodline
What happens when the final episode ends and the screen goes black is one of the greatest frustrating mysteries of Bloodline. In the final scene, John speaks to Nolan, Danny’s son (Owen Teague), who has come to the family in search of information concerning his father’s death. John walks up to Nolan on the pier behind the inn, presumably with the intention of telling him the truth. In the last episodes, when John is trying to figure out what to do, he keeps catching glimpses of Danny. John seems to be contemplating to the very end whether it would be better for Nolan to find out the truth or remain innocent. Then what does John have to say? We simply do not know.
As John gets ready to give his speech, the show ends. “The purpose of that conclusion is for the viewer to really pick up where that leaves off,” says Bloodline co-creator Todd A. Kessler. This isn’t meant to be sneaky. But we’re not going to answer it. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kessler explained that the writers wanted viewers to know that “these people and their quest for meaning and identity continue and are not resolved,” leaving them to wonder what will happen to John, Nolan, and the rest of the characters.
It’s possible that John will revert to the secret-keeping practices of the Rayburn family, despite the fact that viewers hope he’s come to his senses and will share with Nolan the truth. It’s clear from the events in Bloodline that the family isn’t above deceiving each other. John, “the series’ moral center,” ponders the next generation and wonders if he can alter the course of this family in the closing scene, as described by Kessler. Do you have any idea what he will pick?
Is there any possibility for the show to return?
The show’s creators and executive producers, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, have confirmed as much. To paraphrase, “We’re doing a TV series, so even in our own minds, we’re asking ourselves, ‘Does this series have seasons in it?'” This is what Daniel Zelman said, as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter.
He elaborated, saying, “When we presented it and thought about it, we were thinking five to six seasons down the line because we wanted to make sure it could store that much information. We’ve thought about possible outcomes and planned for the best ones.