It’s been four years, and fans are dying to find out what happened to Bloodline Season 4. Continue reading to find out if there will be another season of Bloodline.
The series was an interesting watch for a total of three seasons. The characters have always been beautifully written and portrayed, so much so that even when the narrative deviates, it remains a captivating series.
Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman conceived and produced the American Netflix original thriller drama television series Bloodline.
It’s been more than 4 years since the series debuted its third season, and fans are curious about how it will proceed but skeptical of its renewal in the future.
So, we’ve got you covered with all the information we’ve learned concerning the series’ renewal status. Continue reading to learn more about Bloodline Season 4.
Will there be Season 4 of Bloodline?
Unfortunately, we regret to inform the fans that Bloodline Season 4 has been canceled by Netflix, and any chances of the future possibility for the series renewal after three seasons seems unlikely to happen for the said time being.
On July 13, 2016, Netflix announced the renewal of Bloodline for a 10-episode third season, which was later confirmed to be the last season. On May 26, 2017, the third and final season was published.
Check out this interview with Norbert Leo Butz and producer Todd A. Kessler as they discuss the highly praised Netflix series’ conclusion.
Was there ever going to be Bloodline Season 4?
Yes, the series creators and executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler have said that they had a five- or six-season plan for the drama.
“We’re doing a TV series, so even in our own mind, we’re asking ourselves, ‘Does this series have seasons in it?’” Daniel Zelman stated in the article by The Hollywood Reporter.
He further added, “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.”
Take a look at fans’ reaction to Bloodline Season 4 cancellation
Bloodline was a really good show. Wish it had a season 4
— Smoove (@Smoove_702) May 23, 2020
Ima def need season 4 of bloodline @netflix
— Faithh. (@unLishh_urself) October 26, 2020
Ok seriously…bloodline could have totally made a season 4….ugh!!! Now what do I watch?
— Ashley (@Ashley8132288) March 4, 2019
Still waiting on Bloodline season 4 @netflix
— Kels Mae 🐗 (@WithKels) August 9, 2019
Why did Netflix cancel Season 4 of Bloodline?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, an article released in 2016, the news was released about the cancelation of Bloodline Season 4, which implied financial problems and later added that the future of the Florida-set drama was called into question when the state “cut its entertainment tax incentives program, therefore making the series much more costly to produce.”
In a Variety report, it was stated that Bloodline Season 3 would be the show’s final season. “Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler 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,” Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland said in a statement released to Variety.
Take a look at the interview below that reflects the cancellation of Bloodline Season 4 by Kyle Chandler & Ben Mendelsohn.
What was the reaction to the final season of Bloodline?
The last season was met with mixed reactions when compared to the previous two seasons, which were underwhelming for many fans and left them feeling dissatisfied as they expressed their displeasure on social media platforms.
Take a look at fans’ reaction to the final season of Bloodline below:
Bloodline on Netflix. Season 1 was perfection, season 3 was nonsense. https://t.co/6vJy5z3M3F
— Melissa/Heroes Boxing (@heroesboxing) January 23, 2022
Netflix’s downfall started when season 3 of Bloodline came out, huge red flag for me.
Also its problem with way too over budget and unnecessary documentaries that look like were made with a 100 million dollar budget. (No one cares about the cinematography in a murder story).
— Luke, (@lukerigs91) April 25, 2022
— GreatScot🏴 (@daz1985) September 20, 2020
Moreover, concerning the show’s open-ended climax, many criticized it, citing its lacking clarity. Todd Kessler told The Hollywood Reporter, “So much of this third season is about putting the audience in the shoes of these characters, trying to align the audience with the character’s predicament. It’s not meant to write out that whole scene and have it portrayed, because, in essence, we’re watching it play out”.
Furthermore, he added and explained the following to the season’s finale; by that point, the audience should be able to put themselves in the shoes of the characters.“in the shoes of the characters” and decide for themselves what happens next to the characters and the story.
Will Bloodline Season 4 ever happen in the future?
At the moment, Bloodline is done for good, with no intentions to renew it or resurrect the series for another season of Bloodline Season 4.
“We’re really happy with the end,” Todd Kessler told Bustle last year, shutting down hopes of salvation on an alternate streaming service or network. “Overall it really feels like a complete piece, and I think that’s the goal of storytelling.”
Bloodline Season 3: A quick recap of the final season
Bloodline Season 3: The official synopsis
Following Marco’s murder, Kevin seeks Roy Gilbert’s help to cover up the murder. Gilbert engineers a plan that frames O’Bannon for the murder, but Kevin nearly loses his life in the process.
The impending trial creates further rifts within the Rayburn clan; Meg vanishes, Kevin becomes further ensnared in Gilbert’s shady machinations, and John is increasingly consumed by guilt for Danny’s death.
Meg goes and hides in Los Angeles. Ozzy kills himself after getting captured by Gilbert’s men prior to Gilbert’s apparent death from a heart attack. Sally reveals the truth about the Rayburns’ past of hiding secrets. O’Bannon loses the trial and ends up in jail.
Kevin gets arrested for smuggling drugs for Gilbert. Sally confesses to hating John and Kevin, and that Danny was her favorite. John is conflicted about whether to confess to Nolan about Danny; the series ends as their conversation is about to begin.
Bloodline Season 3: Episode Guide
- S3E1: “Part 24” – May 26, 2017
- S3E2: “Part 25” – May 26, 2017
- S3E3: “Part 26” – May 26, 2017
- S3E4: “Part 27” – May 26, 2017
- S3E5: “Part 28” – May 26, 2017
- S3E6: “Part 29” – May 26, 2017
- S3E7: “Part 30” – May 26, 2017
- S3E8: “Part 31” – May 26, 2017
- S3E9: “Part 32” – May 26, 2017
- S3E10: “Part 33” – May 26, 2017
Bloodline Season 3: The official poster
The main cast members of the series include:
- Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn
- Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn
- Linda Cardellini as Meg Rayburn
- Norbert Leo Butz as Kevin Rayburn
- Jacinda Barrett as Diana Rayburn
- Jamie McShane as Eric O’Bannon
- Enrique Murciano as Marco Diaz
- Sam Shepard as Robert Rayburn
- Sissy Spacek as Sally Rayburn
- Katie Finneran as Belle Rayburn
- John Leguizamo as Ozzy Delvecchio
- Andrea Riseborough as Evangeline (Eve) Radosevich
- Rayburn has unfinished business with the Rayburn family
- Chloë Sevigny as Chelsea O’Bannon
The recurring cast members of the series include:
- Steven Pasquale as Alec Moros
- Mia Kirshner as Sarah Rayburn
- Brandon Larracuente as Ben Rayburn
- Taylor Rouviere as Janie Rayburn
- Glenn Morshower as Wayne Lowry
- Gino Vento as Rafi Quintana
- Eliezer Castro as Carlos Mejia
- Bill Kelly as Clay Grunwald
- Jeremy Palko as Nicholas Widmark
- Randy Gonzalez as Manny
- Frank Hoyt Taylor as Lenny Potts
- Owen Teague as Nolan Rayburn
- Beau Bridges as Roy Gilbert
- David Zayas as Sheriff Aguirre
- Molly Price as Mia Santos
- Mario Van Peebles as court prosecutor
Bloodline: The overall reception of the series
Bloodline: Season 1 (2015)
Critics received the first three episodes of Bloodline for initial review, and reception was positive—the season received a score of 75 out of 100 based on 31 reviews on Metacritic.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the season an approval rating of 81%, with an average rating of 6.97/10 based on 48 reviews, and a critical consensus of: “While Bloodline‘s tricky timeline detracts from the potency of the story and its characters, the show remains an addictive, tightly drawn brainteaser framed on a believable canvas.”
Check out the official trailer below:
Bloodline: Season 2 (2016)
Season 2 of Bloodline received mixed reviews from critics, with many reviewers criticizing the pacing, but praising the performances and cinematography.
On Metacritic, the season has a score of 60 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”. On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 53% approval rating, based on 19 reviews, with a rating average of 6.14/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Despite impressive performances and attractive cinematography, Bloodline’s second season fails to recapture its predecessor’s dramatic intrigue.”
Check out the trailer below:
Bloodline: Season 3 (2017)
The third and final season received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds an approval rating of 53% and an average score of 6.07/10 based on 17 reviews. The critic’s consensus: “Muddled and unsatisfying, Bloodline‘s final season offers disappointing proof that a stellar cast can only carry a series for so long.”
According to IMDb, the series is a score of 7.9 out of 10 with 50K votes.
Check out the trailer below:
Whenever you want to revisit these characters and the storyline, you can always watch previous seasons of Bloodline, available to stream exclusively on Netflix.