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Season 2 of Netflix's Hemlock Grove to debut in July

04.14.2014

The second season of Netflix's Eli-Roth produced Hemlock Grove is gearing up to debut this summer, bringing viewers back to the titular town where all manner of supernatural occurances and oddities prevail. Based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, the second season picks up the pieces after some rather shocking and table-turning events in season one, which has the lead characters of Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgård) and Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron) picking up their lives after all that transpired.

Here's the announcement teaser:

Here's the official press release:

The second season of the Emmy® nominated Netflix original series, “Hemlock Grove,” a riveting supernatural thriller from executive producer Eli Roth, will premiere on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PT. The series is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name and is produced by Gaumont International Television.

All ten episodes of the one-hour series starring Famke Janssen (“X-Men”), Bill Skarsgård (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”) and Dougray Scott (“Mission Impossible II”) will be available at launch in all territories where Netflix is available -- U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands. The series also stars Madeline Brewer (“Orange is the New Black”), Madeleine Martin (“Californication”), Joel de la Fuente (“Law & Order: SVU”) and Tiio Horn (“18 to Life”).

“Season two of Hemlock Grove is a hot mix of passion, intrigue and supernatural thrills that come together in mysterious and riveting ways,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “The intensity and suspense take things to a whole new level and open doors to a brand new chapter that our members are going to love.”

“I cannot wait for fans to see what's in store for season two – it is going to blow away all expectations,” said Executive Producer Eli Roth.  “Netflix has been an incredible partner, and whenever we wanted to take the story in a dangerous direction, they encouraged us to go even further - into a scarier, darker, and sexier place.  We guarantee you won't see anything like this anywhere else on television.” 

“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed. 

Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer), embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.

The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (“Hostel,” “Cabin Fever”).  It was developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman and is executive produced by Eli Roth, Charles Eglee, Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly. “Hemlock Grove” is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.

I rather enjoyed season one of Hemlock Grove. It had great atmosphere, compelling characters, and some bloody good gore and effects, including a pretty gnarly werewolf transformation. I know there are some that weren't swayed and that's cool, but for me it was a fun mix of Twin Peaks and Supernatural with plenty of flavor of its own. I won't call it high art, but it was an engrossing watch and one I'm looking forward to taking again this summer.

Netflix's Hemlock Grove season 2 kicks off all ten episodes on July 11, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: If you're a Famke Janssen fan, then there's really no excuse not to be watching this. She's fantastic (and fantastically hot) in it.
Source: Netflix

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12:21PM on 04/14/2014

Change your headline and closing date

It debuts on July 11th, not June. Not trying to be a dick. It's an honest mistake.

But yes, I'm excited.
It debuts on July 11th, not June. Not trying to be a dick. It's an honest mistake.

But yes, I'm excited.
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2:03PM on 04/14/2014
Thanks for the heads up, The Clif. Rookie mistake. I take the blame. All fixed.
Thanks for the heads up, The Clif. Rookie mistake. I take the blame. All fixed.
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