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Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ Returning for a Third Season in 2017, Proving Once Again That the Past Always Comes Back to Us

13 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

All our secrets eventually come back to us, and so too will “Bloodline.” Netflix announced today that the family drama created by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler is set to return for a third season next year. Over its first two seasons, the well-received show has been nominated for a number of Emmy, Golden Globe and WGA awards.

Read More: Review: ‘Bloodline’ Season 2 Delivers on the Promise of Outstanding TV

In a statement, Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said that “Todd, Daniel, and Glenn have created a riveting family saga featuring one of the most talented ensembles in the history of television. We can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for the all-too-human Rayburns.” Said family has a shared, once-buried secret that resurfaces and disrupts their lives in the Florida Keys.

Read More: Kyle Chandler on Building a Very Personal Backstory »

- Michael Nordine

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TV Guest Actors Like Lisa Kudrow, Ellen Burstyn Add Depth to Popular Characters

7 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

in the first episode of “House of Cards” season four, we meet Elizabeth Hale [Ellen Burstyn] in her Dallas estate, sitting on the edge of her bed, dressed in an all-white ensemble with an ivory jacket. Later she shames her daughter, Claire Underwood [Robin Wright], from trying to pull off a similar shade. “Even with your figure, it will accentuate all the wrong places.”

This year, television offered an abundance of estranged and complicated parent-child relationships to bring depth and clarity to a main character: Oh, that’s where they get [insert mannerism here]. In a television landscape obsessed with complex, messy protagonists, Burstyn’s performance was one of many this year by a guest actor who used their brief screen time to help the audience empathize with even the most enigmatic and isolating characters.

“I’m always afraid of hurting people’s feelings. But she wasn’t — at all,” Burstyn says, comparing herself to Hale. Through Burstyn’s performance, »

- Seth Kelley

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