How do you continue a series when the show’s most compelling character has been killed off? That’s not a spoiler, as the death of Danny Rayburn is revealed in the first episode of the first season of the terrific Netflix drama “Bloodline,” but it did leave the question of how the series could move on without the charismatic presence of Ben Mendelsohn. Well, it appears it’s going to be in flashbacks, as the first images and synopsis of season two reveal where the story is headed next.
The actor is back along with Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz, with John Leguizamo, Andrea Riseborough, Jamie McShane, Jacinda Barrett, Enrique Murciano and Owen Teague joining the ensemble in the new season that will deal with the fallout of the dramatic season one finale. Here’s the synopsis:
Season 2 begins with the Rayburn family struggling to conceal their unthinkable crime. Mysterious strangers from Danny’s past arrive with a dangerous agenda. Law enforcement is closing in on the truth behind Danny’s murder. And the tight-knit family’s once harmonious relationship is poisoned by paranoia and mistrust as it slowly begins to unravel. Lies mount. Alliances are betrayed. Relationships are destroyed. With their backs against the wall, good people may have to do some very bad things…
“Bloodline” is back on Netflix on May 27th.