Netflix has announced that they are saying goodbye to the highly dysfunctional Rayburn family. That's right folks; Bloodline will be coming to an end following the release of the third season sometime next year.
Created by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, Bloodline wasn't quite as addictive as some of Netflix's other originals, but the slow-burn series paid dividends to those who stuck with it.
Netflix's Cindy Holland issued a statement regarding the cancellation that also confirmed when the final season would arrive on the streaming site.
“Bloodline season three will be the show’s final season. Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (KZK) are thoughtful and visionary storytellers who lead a prestigious cast that includes Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn, who have both garnered two Emmy nominations for their roles on the series. Together, with our collaborative partners at Sony Pictures Television, they created a seductive show that Netflix viewers worldwide love and continue to discover. We are looking forward to the exciting climax KZK have in store for the series conclusion in May 2017.”
According to Deadline, there's a chance that Sony TV might attempt to set the show up with another network or online platform, but at this stage, the third season is being developed as its swansong. The irony is that if Sony TV does manage to find a new home, it will be the first ever TV series that Netflix canceled that got revived. Bloodline now joins the elite company of Lillyhammer (so underrated it hurts) and Hemlock Grove (that one just hurt) as Netflix originals that ended after three seasons.
Starring Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, and Sissy Spacek, Bloodline returns May 2017.