BREAKING: Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ Locks Down Second Season

/ Jun 19, 2013

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Only two months after its debut on Netflix, Eli Roth’s gothic thriller “Hemlock Grove” has already been renewed for a second season. Season two, which will consist of 10 episodes, is scheduled to go into production later this year and will premiere in 2014. Charles H. Eglee, a veteran TV producer for shows like “The Walking Dead,” “The Shield,” and “Dexter,” is joining the series as an executive producer. The original cast, which includes Famke Janssen (“X-Men”), Bill Skarsgard (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”), Freya Tingley (“X”), and Dougray Scott (“Mission Impossible II”), will return for the series’ sophomore year.

Though the mystery/horror series received harsh critical reviews, it reportedly generated greater viewership in its opening weekend than House of Cards during its first weekend on Netflix.

Sarandos has claimed in the past that the shows he decides to option are in direct response to data — data that tells Netflix what types of programming its subscribers are receptive to; data that Sarandos and Netflix staunchly refuse to talk about in public, unless it’s in broad terms like engagement and retention.

Both seasons of “Hemlock Grove” are produced for Netflix by LA-based Gaumont International Television, a recently launched production and distribution studio.  Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman developed the thriller, with Roth, Eglee, McGreevy, Shipman, Eric Newman, and Michael Connolly serving as its executive producers.

Need a refresh? Get scared all over again. Check out the red band trailer below:

 

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