"Hemlock Grove", the Netflix series produced and set to be directed by Eli Roth that we told you about back in December, has accepted its first two tenants: Famke Janssen (pictured) and up-and-coming Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard.
Based on Brian McGreevy’s upcoming gothic horror novel, “Hemlock Grove” starts with the body of a young girl, mangled and murdered in the shadow of the former Godfrey steel mill. Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a biotech facility owned by the former steel magnates. Others believe the killer could be Peter, a 17-year-old Gypsy kid from the wrong side of the tracks, who tells his classmates he’s a werewolf. Or it could be Roman (Skarsgard), the arrogant Godfrey scion, whose sister Shelley is disturbingly deformed and whose mother, Olivia (Janssen), the otherworldly beautiful and controlling grand dame of Hemlock Grove.
As the crime goes unsolved and outlandish rumors mount, Peter and Roman decide to find the killer themselves, confronting unspeakable truths about themselves and Hemlock Grove as the mystery unfolds.
“Hemlock Grove” is executive produced and written by McGreevy, while Eric Newman, Michael Connolly and Mark Verheiden. The series is expected to debut on Netflix in the early part of 2013.