Netflix Goes for More Bloodline, Kathy Bates Comedy


BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has renewed its family drama Bloodline for a third season, while also greenlighting a Kathy Bates-starring comedy from The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the ten-episode third season of Bloodline will return to Netflix in 2017. Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler created the dramatic thriller, which centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black-sheep brother returns home.

Seasons one and two are currently streaming on the digital hub in 4K.

“Todd, Daniel and Glenn have created a riveting family saga featuring one of the most talented ensembles in the history of television,” said Cindy Holland, the VP of original content at Netflix. “We can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for the all-too-human Rayburns.”

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Television is set to produce the new Lorre comedy Disjointed. The half-hour, multi-camera comedy has been ordered straight to series, with an initial order of 20 episodes. Bates stars as a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard.