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Given that everything Netflix touches these days seems to turn to gold, developing a new series for the streaming service might appear an relatively easy task. After all, “until they report ratings, it’s going to be a home run for everyone that has a show there!” NBC Entertainment president Robert Greenblatt joked to reporters earlier this year.

But in truth, making an original series specifically for Netflix requires, as Liam Neeson might say, a very particular set of skills. That was the challenge faced by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, who created Netflix’s next binge-worthy series: the drama Bloodline, which debuts its 13-episode first season on Friday, March 20. The series, which is set in the Florida Keys and stars Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini and Sissy Spacek, shares some DNA with the trio’s previous show, Damages, including flash-forwards to a murder that takes place later…

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