Not long after its Season 2 debut on May 27, the series from Sony Pictures TV was renewed in July for a 10-episode third season to premiere in 2017. The third season consists of 11 hours, slightly less than than the 13-hour Season 1 and one more than the 10 hours of Season 2.
It is unclear whether Sony TV will try to shop the series elsewhere, but the creators are expected to write an ending for the series in Season 3.
“Bloodline season three will be the show’s final season,” Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP Original content, said in a statement. “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.”
At Netflix, Sony TV also has the Baz Luhrman hip-hop drama The Get Down, which recently debuted the first six episodes after lengthy production marked by delays and budget overages.
Bloodline will join two other Netflix original series that ended after three seasons, Hemlock Grove and Lilyhammer.
Bloodline stars Chandler, Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz as the Rayburn siblings and Sissy Spacek as the family matriarch, with John Leguizamo also joining the cast in Season 2. Chandler and Mendelsohn each have earned two Emmy noms for the series, which debuted on March 20, 2015.
“We always planned on multiple seasons,” Kessler told Deadline in June. “It’s about the family and the relationships of those family members. [Mendelsohn’s] Danny was always going to die, like in Crime and Punishment and other stories where it happens early. Bloodline is about watching these relationships evolve.”