From executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s gripping novel of the same name, Hemlock Grove, is a murder mystery set in a Pennsylvania steel town, in which Olivia Godfrey (Famke Janssen) is the otherworldly beautiful and controlling matriarch. As the crime goes unsolved and outlandish rumors mount, everyone is forced to confront unspeakable truths about themselves and Hemlock Grove, as the mystery unfolds in this 13-episode first season. The show also stars Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley and Lili Taylor.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, co-stars Bill Skarsgard (“Roman Godfrey”), Landon Liboiron (“Peter Rumancek”), Penelope Mitchell (“Letha Godfrey”) and Freya Tingley (“Christina Wendall”) spoke about what drew them to the show, how the supernatural element comes into play with the characters, how nerve-wracking it was to pull off the fantastically gruesome werewolf transformation, working with this great cast, the advantage of being able to view all 13 episodes at once on Netflix, and just how many questions will be answered by the end of the season. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Eli Roth is at it again, delivering chills, thrills and bloody disgusting goodness in the newly-released red-band trailer for Netflix’s original series Hemlock Grove. Roth serves as executive producer for the gothic thriller, based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name. The story follows the residents of a former steel town in Pennsylvania after the murder of a 17-year-old girl. Of course, as any investigation goes, it soon begins to unravel the mysteries and obscurities that plague some of its residents. Grove marks Roth’s first venture into television and will also mark Netflix’s latest original series following the successful release of House of Cards earlier this year. By the looks of the trailer, they seem to be pushing the boundaries when it comes to R-rated content. It’s heart-stopping action enveloped in cringe-worthy bloody visuals, with plenty of sex and even a dash of comedy – I’m definitely on board this crazy train.
The series stars Famke Janssen, Penelope Mitchell, Bill Skarsgard, Freya Tingley, and Lili Taylor. All 13 episodes will be available to Netflix members on Friday, April 19th. Hit the jump to view the red-band trailer forHemlock Grove. For more insight on the show and some cool tidbits, check out our set visit here.
The cast and crew of Hemlock Grove, the second offering in Netflix’s slate of original shows, was on hand this weekend to give a glimpse into the mysteries of the twisted town. The show, produced by Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, puts a spin on the current trend of werewolves and vampires, replacing love triangles with body parts and unconsummated longing with raunchy, bloody sex.
The story picks up in the wake of a grisly murder. The new boy in town Peter Rumancek, gypsy trailer trash and rumored werewolf, comes under suspicion for the crime. Peter finds an unlikely ally in Roman Godfrey, golden boy of the wealthy and influential Godfrey estate, Hemlock Grove’s resident wealthy philanthropists in the model of the Carnegies. Together the pair attempts to solve the mystery of the murder before the killer can strike again. Staring Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Lili Taylor, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, Kandyse McClure, and Aaron Douglas, Hemlock Grove premieres April 19th on Netflix. Hit the jump for the full panel recap.
Netflix is kicking their original content into high gear this spring with the debuts of David Fincher’s political thriller series House of Cards, new episodes of Arrested Development, and a gothic thriller series called Hemlock Grove. The latter comes from producer Eli Roth (who also directed the pilot), and a first trailer for Hemlock Grove has now been released online. The show is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name and 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.” The trailer looks like a cross between Grimm and Twin Peaks, with a touch of The Twilight Zone. Color me intrigued.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The show 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.