Netflix Bloodline: Black Sheep and Secrets Rule New Florida Noir
“We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing,” teases the voice of Kyle Chandler in the trailer for Bloodline.
From the creators of Damages, this latest Netflix original centers around the Rayburns – a family with some dark secrets to hide – and the return of their prodigal son, who threatens to blow the lid off it all.
The cast alone has had us excited for a while. Our favourite Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines, Starred Up) has already proven his aptitude for portraying criminal menaces on numerous occasions, and his performance as black sheep Danny Rayburn is nothing short of genius. Meanwhile, housewives’ favourite Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, The Wolf of Wall Street) was made to play the role of the family golden boy cum local sheriff John Rayburn. Linda Cardellini (ER, Freaks and Geeks), Sam Shepard (Mud, Black Hawk Down), Sissy Spacek (Carrie, The Straight Story), Norbert Leo Butz (Dan In Real Life) and Jacinda Barrett (Suits, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) make up the rest of the Rayburn clan, and complete the all-star cast.
Meanwhile, the show’s no-expenses-spared Florida Keys location plays one of Bloodline‘s most crucial roles. A southeastern setting of geographical proximity to True Detective’s Louisianan bayous, yet distant in tone for its glistening beaches and rustling palm trees, the gorgeous landscape makes an irresistible canvas for the inky dark drama that’s about to unfold.
Promising to be the best crime family drama series since The Sopranos, we can’t wait to binge-watch Bloodline in its entirety.
All thirteen episodes will be available to stream from tomorrow, Friday March 19th, for Netflix UK subscribers.