Bloodline (2015–2017)
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Part 1 

Trouble starts when oldest son Danny Rayburn comes home for the 45th anniversary celebration of his parents' hotel in the Florida Keys' Islamorada.


Johan Renck


Todd A. Kessler (created by), Glenn Kessler (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Chandler ... John Rayburn
Ben Mendelsohn ... Danny Rayburn
Linda Cardellini ... Meg Rayburn
Norbert Leo Butz ... Kevin Rayburn
Jacinda Barrett ... Diana Rayburn
Jamie McShane ... Eric O'Bannon
Enrique Murciano ... Marco Diaz
Sam Shepard ... Robert Rayburn
Sissy Spacek ... Sally Rayburn
Katie Finneran ... Belle Rayburn
Steven Pasquale ... Alec Wolos
Mia Kirshner ... Woman
Betsy Graver ... Sheryl the Waitress (as Betsy Lynn Graver)
Michael Beasley ... Little Jake
Brandon Larracuente ... Ben Rayburn


Danny returns home, with deep reservation, to his family-owned posh resort for the family and friends reunion celebrating 45 years of the opening of the resort. The family are divided in their responses to his suggestion of returning home permanently. The family does agree that trouble tends to follow Danny. A suspicious death. Brother & town sheriff, John, tells a sideline story through flashbacks, and Danny's confusing flashbacks sets the tone for the season. Written by Sami Lyons

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Release Date:

20 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Islamorada, Florida, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


First appearance of Eric O'Bannon, played by Jamie McShane. See more »


When John is waiting for Danny at the bus stop, he watches the passengers get off. Among them are a young woman with a teal top, and an older woman with brown hair. When the second bus load arrives, we see the same 2 passengers leave the bus again. It appears to be the first bit of the clip that was used earlier. See more »


[first lines]
John Rayburn: Sometimes - you know something's coming. You feel it - in the air. In your gut. You don't sleep at night. A voice in your head's telling you, something is gonna go terribly wrong, and there's nothing you can do to stop it. That's how it felt when my brother came home.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Mi Día Bonito
Composed by Karl Perazzo and Happy Sanchez
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
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Bloodline: Intricate, daring.
26 February 2019 | by theplotreviewSee all my reviews

Very few film and television productions, if any, have been able to capture the dark and intricate dysfunctional reality of many families, just by telling the story of one. Bloodline dares to examine the relationship between the picture perfect, upstanding citizen parents and their children. It dares to explore and dive into the lifelong impact, that their behavior as parents, has had on their children. It also portrays with astonishing accuracy, the impact of their behavior, on their grown children's relationships with each other. Many families have a Danny, a John, a Meg and a Kevin. This story is a reminder, for those who can fathom, that actions have consequences.

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