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Bloodline Season 2: Birdman Actress Joins Cast as New Series Regular

Danny Rayburn, what have you wrought now?!

English actress Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, W.E.) is joining Bloodline Season 2 as yet another person with ties to Ben Mendelsohn’s late black sheep, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress will play the series-regular role of Evangeline, a street-wise and unpredictable woman from Danny Rayburn’s past who has some unfinished business with the Rayburn Family.

Riseborough joins fellow Season 2 newbie John Leguizamo, whose character, Ozzy Delvecchio, also shares a sordid history with Danny.

Last month at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Glenn Kessler confirmed that Emmy-nominee Mendolsohn would be back in Season 2 as a full-fledged regular despite Danny’s murder in the Season 1 finale. “There’s a very important story that we’re interested in telling that includes [Danny],” he explained. “We’re going to learn more about Danny’s effect on the family and more about his past, and also what his effects are in the present day.”

“Andrea is an actress of dazzling versatility, wit and intelligence — and we’re incredibly excited to have her join our cast for Season 2,” said EPs Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman in a joint statement to TVLine.

Bloodline Season 2 is slated to be released on Netflix during the first half of 2016.