Reports about Netflix notifying Sony that "Bloodline" will no longer be renewed for another run after season 3 have been making the rounds and, last week, Netflix vice president of original content Cindy Holland released a statement to confirm it.
"'Bloodline' season three will be the show's final season," confirmed the statement that was realesed to Variety. It also says, "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."
The upcoming and final season has also been shortened to 10 episodes instead of 13. The show was renewed for season 3 when season 2 has just started airing. The series is being filmed in Florida but, unlike the first two seasons, season 3 production is no longer covered by the state's entertainment tax incentives.
It is not sure if the cost of production is the main consideration in Netflix's decision to end the show. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in June, executive producer Todd A. Kessler has already expressed uncertainty on further renewals. He said, "Netflix is evaluating how it's doing for them and how it's performing, and are very hopeful that there will be a future as are we." He added, "We decided to set the show there … because it's crucial to what the show is, not because of the tax incentive, but it does affect things financially for us and the show will be challenged because of that. It makes things more difficult."
The show has initially been programmed to run for at least five seasons, but there are no news yet whether Sony is looking for a new home. "Bloodline" season 3 will premiere in May 2017 on Netflix.