Netflix seems to be on a roll with it’s 2013 television series line-up. First, it added the David Fincher political thriller, House of Cards. Then, it ordered 14 episodes of Arrested Development. Finally, today we are happy to announce that they are going to release the Eli Roth produced horror series, Hemlock Grove.
The show is based off of Brian McGreevy‘s book of the same name. Roth developed the series and also directed the first episode. It looks to be a cross between Grimm and Twin Peaks. There is also hints at a lot of “monsters” being in the show. There’s a couple hints at a werewolf, and possibly Famke Janssen‘s character being a vampire or a witch! Check out the creeptastic trailer below!
Here’s the press release:
(Beverly Hills, CA – January 9, 2013) – The Netflix Original Series “Hemlock Grove,” a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, will be available for members to watch instantly and in its entirety beginning April 19, 2013.
All 13-episodes of the series, which stars Famke Janssen (“X-Men”), Bill Skarsgård (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”), Penelope Mitchell (“6 Plots”), Freya Tingley (“X”), and Dougray Scott (“Mission Impossible II”) will debut concurrently in all territories that Netflix is available – U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and Scandinavia.
“‘Hemlock Grove’ is unlike anything else in its genre,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “It’s sexy, gripping, emotional and twisted, and we’re certain viewers are going to be captivated by its intensity.”
The series revolves around the eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town and the murder of 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing that nothing is what it seems.
“Hemlock Grove” marks the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (“Hostel,” “Cabin Fever”), who also directed the first episode. The series is executive produced by Roth, McGreevy & Shipman, Mark Verheiden, Deran Sarafian, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly. The series was developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman. This one-hour murder mystery is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
Hemlock Grove stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, and Dougray Scott. All 13 episodes will be available at once on Netflix on April 19th.