Netflix renews Eli Roth's Hemlock Grove for a second season!
Fans of Eli Roth's Netflix original series Hemlock Grove, based on the book by Brian McGreevy, can rest easy, as the series has been renewed for a second season with a 10-episode order (the first season had 13 episodes). Reviews for the first season were mixed, but ultimately, fans flocked to it.
"The worldwide fan response to 'Hemlock Grove' was phenomenal," said Executive Producer Eli Roth. "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."
The show will add seasoned showrunner Charles H. Chic Eglee to the executive produer line-up, which brings considerable clout based on his work on shows like The Shield, Dexter, and The Walking Dead.
"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.'"
I enjoyed the hell out of Hemlock Grove, personally. It was a dark, fun, atmospheric ride into a contemporary gothic world. I won't say that is was refined or perfect, but once I got past the first two episodes there was no way I was turning back. Although author Brian McGreevy has yet to have the follow-up book released, he has previously announced his agenda for a three-part story, so it will be interesting to see this develop. Either way, I'm excited to take another trip to Hemlock Grove.
Season Two will go into production this year with an eye towards release in 2014. Eli Roth's next film, THE GREEN INFERNO is expected to be released sometime this year.