Warning: Major Season 1 spoilers below. Go catch up if you haven’t, it’s a great show.
Bloodline may be Netflix’s most under-the-radar original series (that or Narcos … it’s definitely close), but it’s one that features some of the greatest acting talent and most easily binge-able storytelling on TV today. One of the biggest questions about the series, though, was what it would look like moving forward after the death of Ben Mendelsohn’s character Danny Rayburn at the end of Season 1 (although it was foreshadowed throughout the entire season). Mendelsohn was absolutely luminous in the role, and a magnetic force that brought the entire story together. To not have that focal point seemed like it might be a huge issue moving forward.
However, as the new trailer shows (and as I can confirm having been on the set a few months back), Danny is gone but definitely not forgotten. He’ll be popping up to haunt his siblings’ thoughts, but will also be appearing in flashbacks. But even when Mendelsohn is not onscreen, Danny’s influence will still linger. Old friends like John Leguizamo’s Ozzy Delvecchio as well as Danny’s secret son Nolan (Owen Teague) arrive and start causing trouble, but John (Kyle Chandler), Meg (Linda Cardellini), and Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz) are still reeling from the weight of their actions, and are unable to control how things are spiraling out from there. Also, their mother Sally (Sissy Spacek) is getting suspicious about their behavior, not to mention that local law enforcement is still curious about what happened to Danny. Check out the new trailer below:
As I mentioned, Bloodline was one of the most easily engrossing and gorgeous series of 2015, and I’m very interested to see where the executive producing and writing group KZK take the story this year. Regardless, it looks like it will be another fantastic acting showcase, and I’ll fill you in on more of the details from the cast about what to expect this season, as well as their thoughts on Season 1, very soon.
Bloodline Season 2, which also stars Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, as well as new cast member Andrea Riseborough premieres Friday, May 27th on Netflix.