As part of an in-depth story about Netflix and Hollywood’s fears of it becoming a monopoly comes word via THR that the upcoming third season of the Kyle Chandler-led drama “Bloodline” will be the show’s last.
The streamer renewed the twisted family drama series for a new season in July and Netflix advised press at the time it would not be the final season. Now it seems that has changed, whilst at the same time the episode order has been cut from thirteen episodes to ten while the licensing fees have been slashed.
Prior to the renewal, Florida cut its entertainment tax incentives program therefore making the series much more costly to produce – something that probably factored into this decision.
It’s unclear whether Sony Pictures Television, who produces the series, will try and shop future seasons elsewhere. Previously the show’s creators and executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler have said that they have a five or six-season plan for the drama.
This would also mark only the third cancellation of a Netflix original series to date, the other two being “Lilyhammer” and “Hemlock Grove”.