Netflix’s dark family drama Bloodline will come to an end after its third season, the streaming service has announced.
Creators Todd A Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman – the team behind legal thriller Damages – previously spoke of plans for six seasons on the show, but will now have to find a much shorter vision to end the journey.
Set in the atmospheric Florida Keys, the saga focused on the Rayburn family whose seemingly peaceful lives slowly unravel when black sheep Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home to stir up past tensions.
The first season was critically lauded upon its release in 2015, gradually revealing the disturbing secrets each family member held before rapidly ratcheting up the tension in its second half.
A second run picked up the action earlier this year but never quite reached the heights of that first batch of episodes – though Mendelsohn and Kyle Chandler both received Emmy nominations for their roles.
Sissy Spacek also stars in the series as matriarch Sally alongside Lina Cardellini, Chloe Sevigny, Jacinda Barrett and John Leguizamo.
Mendelsohn will next be seen in Star Wars prequel spin-off Rogue One while Chandler stars in Kenneth Lonergan drama Manchester by the Sea.