I need to start this with a disclaimer. If you haven’t seen season one of the Netflix original show Bloodline, or if you watched the first season of the show and hate spoilers, DO NOT READ THIS POST ANY FURTHER. Seriously, this show is fantastic and is totally worth a spoiler free viewing.
Ok, hopefully, we are clear now.
TVLine recently dropped the exclusive news of the casting of Super Mario Bros. star John Leguizamo as the mysterious stranger who drifts into the Keys looking for Danny Rayburn, not knowing that Danny is no longer with us. Here is what the report had for us:
The multi-hyphenate is joining Bloodline‘s upcoming second season in a series-regular role that has strong ties to Ben Mendelsohn’s late (but still viable) black sheep, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Leguizamo’s character, Ozzy Delvecchio, is a charming, violent, opportunistic wild card from Danny’s past who, in the wake of Danny’s murder, arrives in the Florida Keys with mysterious motives and threatens to wreak havoc in the lives of the Rayburns.
“We’ve been huge fans of John’s acting and writing for many years, and are absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with him,” said Bloodline‘s exec-producing triumvirate, Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, in a statement to TVLine. “His enormous range and fearless creativity make him a perfect fit for this character — and an incredible addition to the stellar cast we’re so fortunate to be working with.”
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.”
I can’t freaking wait for the next season of Bloodline. Watching the first season was one of the most entertaining, anxiety-ridden experiences I have had watching a show in a while. The cast is perfect and the writing is phenomenal. It was one of the best season ending cliffhangers I have ever seen. I feel that Leguizamo is going thrive in this world of intrigue and murder. 2016 can’t get here fast enough.