Season 2 of Netflix’s “Bloodline” will dig deep into black sheep Danny Rayburn’s (Ben Mendelsohn) past before the now-late brother showed up in the Keys in the series premiere. That past will include a few new faces to the show, the latest of which to be announced is “Birdman” actress Andrea Riseborough.
According to TVLine, Andrea Riseborough has signed on to join the cast of the acclaimed Netflix series for its highly anticipated sophomore run in 2016. Riseborough will play Evangeline, a wild card, street savvy woman from Miami, where Danny was living before he returned home. Evangeline will turn up in the new episodes looking to tie up some unfinished business she had with the recently-murdered troublemaker. The part is a series regular role.
That sounds very similar to the role actor John Leguizamo will take on in Season 2. In August, “Bloodline” executive producers Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman announced that the veteran actor will play Ozzy Delvecchio, a dangerous gangster from Danny Rayburn’s past who turns up in the Keys to collect on the debts Danny left behind when John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler) drowned him in the ocean.
Last month at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, fan’s learned that despite his character’s death, Ben Mendelsohn, who earned an Emmy nomination for the role of Danny Rayburn, will stay on the show in Season 2 as a series regular. Between flashbacks and the show’s use of haunting visions, there are many opportunities to keep Danny in the fold. However, with the recent casting announcements, Danny might not just remain a part of the series, but its focus as well.
The mysterious past of Danny Rayburn will be explored in Season 2, but fans will have to wait a little longer for the secrets to be revealed. “Bloodline” will return to Netflix for its second season in 2016.