The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reports that Netflix series upcoming third season of Bloodline will be its last on the streaming service and will have a shorter season.
Back in July the show was renewed for a third season and according to THR at the time, they were told by Netflix that it would not be the final season. The report states that not only have Netflix cut the episode order from 13 to 10, but they have also slashed licensing fees on the show.
Last year series creators and executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler stated that they envisioned a five or six season plan for the drama, with Zelman saying:
We’re doing a TV series, so even in our own mind, we’re asking ourselves, ‘Does this series have seasons in it?’ When we pitched it and we thought about it, we were thinking five to six seasons down the line because we wanted to make sure it could hold that much material. So we certainly have ideas for where everything could go and hopefully where everything will go.
In a statement to TVLine, Netflix vice president of original content, Cindy Holland said:
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.
The show follows a family of adult siblings known as the Rayburns, who find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home. The new comes as a surprise after its renewal but cancellation from the streaming service doesn’t mean the end as the show could be picked up by another cable network or stream service network. Time will tell on whether season 3 will be the last of the Rayburns.