Bloodline, the hit original Netflix series, was renewed for a third season on July 13, 2016. The fresh season will air sometime in 2017, and will comprise of 10 episodes in total. While Bloodline Season 1, which premiered in February 2015, received wide acclaim from critics, the second season of the show received mostly mixed reviews. Still, the news of Bloodline Season 3 does not come as much of a surprise, as the show has a loyal fanbase. However, no specific date has been announced by the show’s makers.
The announcement for Bloodline, Season 3 has invited plenty of fan speculation in terms of what the new episodes will bring about in the lives of the Rayburn family. But they don’t have to look far; sources reveal that the series co-creator, Glenn Kessler has hinted at the possibility ofthe show shifting its focus in terms of the lead character. According to Kessler, Danny’s son Nolan, of whom the Rayburn family was initially unaware, will possibly become the new lead of the show, now that John is out of the picture. Kessler also explained that Nolan’s common traits with the Rayburn family will be the centre of focus- he will be shown as someone who is desperate enough to be willing to do something ugly in order to make something else better.
But Kessler drew the line at revealing spoilers by saying:“He’s got a huge amount of guilt, but I still have no idea where it’s going. I don’t think anyone does.” But going by what Kessler has said about the character’s progress, fans should expect to see a significant shadow of Danny’s mannerisms in his son’s actions in the upcoming season.Along with Nolan, Season 3 will also focus on the strained relationship between John and Danny.
Bloodline Season 2 was criticised by reviewers for the pacing of the show. But the show’s cinematography and the actors’ performances, which were key contributory factors in the success of the first season as well, were widely praised. Especially the performances of Kyle Chandler (John Rayburn), Linda Cardellini (Meg Rayburn) and Ben Mendelsohn (Danny Rayburn) received positive feedback. In terms of ratings, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoeshas given the last season a 47% approval rating, based on 15 reviews, with a rating averageof 6.1/10.“Despite impressive performances and attractive cinematography, Bloodline‘s second season fails to recapture its predecessor’s dramatic intrigue,” reads the site’s official consensus. On Metacritic, the season has received mixed to average reviews based on the score awarded by nine critics.
Despite this, fans are expecting Bloodline Season 3 to really pick things up from where they had left off. What we saw in Season 2 may have just been an exposition for what is to come on the show.