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.”
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“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.