‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2: Netflix Renews Under New Executive Producer
Netflix's Eli Roth-produced original horror series 'Hemlock Grove' may not have debuted to the critical fanfare of its predecessor 'House of Cards,' and certainly not the anticipation of its successor 'Arrested Development' season 4, but the streaming service has officially decided to scare up a second season of the supernatural horror thriller for 2014.
"The worldwide fan response to ‘Hemlock Grove’ was phenomenal" said Executive Producer Eli Roth in a statement announcing the news. "Netflix members loved the potent combination of sexy monsters, mystery, and the dark family soap opera that ended with a huge twist, leaving audiences worldwide totally shocked. Season One was just a warm up for what we have in store for season two. Get ready to be scared in ways you never expected."
Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' season 2 will debut 10 all-new episodes (down from 13) in 2014 dditionally, and will also see Charles H. (Chic) Eglee ('The Walking Dead,' 'Dexter') join as an executive producer. “In its first season, Eli, Brian, Lee and the team did an incredible job of introducing viewers to a unique world of memorable characters,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “Chic’s addition to the show, and his experience on such fan favorites as ‘The Shield,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Dexter,' will heighten the intensity of the mystery that grips Hemlock Grove.”
For those unfamiliar with ‘Hemlock Grove,’ the inaugural 13-episode series follows the brutal murder of a young girl at the Godfrey steel mill, while 17-year-old Gypsy/rumored werewolf Peter Rumancek, along with Godfrey estate heir Roman, decide to find the killer themselves. The series stars Famke Janssen, Lili Taylor, Bill Skarsgard (brother to ‘True Blood‘s’ Alexander), Dougray Scott, Penelope Mitchell and Landon Liboiron, and was based on the original novel by Brian McGreevy.
Well, what say you? Was Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' worth a second season? Where would you like to see Eli Roth's supernatural horror thriller go next? Check out the original trailer below, and give us your thoughts in the comments!