‘Terra Nova’ Star Cast in Eli Roth’s Netflix Series ‘Hemlock Grove’
Netflix may have passed on the pricey ‘Terra Nova‘ but the online streaming and DVD rental service has no problem poaching its stars. Landon Liboiron, who played Josh on the costly dino-drama is the latest casting for Eli Roth’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ an original horror series produced by Netflix in partnership with Gaumont International Television.
The series, based on Brian McGreevy’s forthcoming book of the same name, was given a thirteen episode order and will be available on instant streaming in 2013. Liboiron plays Peter, a young man living in a desolate Pennsylvania mining town, who along with his friend Roman (played by Bill Skarsgard) goes in search of answers to the unsolved murder of young girl.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’ Chief Content Officer described the series as “a sly blend of J.D. Salinger and Mary Shelley” but it sounds more like ‘Stand By Me’ meets ‘Twin Peaks.’ Still, either premise sounds promising. Also cast in the series is Famke Janssen, as Peter’s beautiful and domineering mother, Olivia.
While Netflix preps ‘Hemlock Grove,’ 20th Century Fox Television hasn’t given up hope of finding a home for ‘Terra Nova.’ Jason O’Mara has already landed a role in a CBS western pilot in second position, meaning if the studio finds a buyer for ‘Terra Nova,’ it’ll be back to working with dinosaurs for O’Mara. However, it’s looking more and more like the prehistoric sci-fi series and it’s bloated budget are headed towards extinction.