Netflix Renews HEMLOCK GROVE; Season 3 Will Be Its Last

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I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Netflix just confirmed that Hemlock Grove will return for a third season and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it.  Season 1 was practically unwatchable, but season 2 is almost a complete turnaround.  It’s still rather ridiculous and has its goofy soap opera-like moments, but overall, Hemlock Grove has become a highly entertaining guilty pleasure.

After Peter (Bill Skarsgård) and Roman (Landon Liboiron) outted the Vargulf in season 1, they’re stuck dealing with the repercussions of the attacks at the start of season 2.  Peter’s on the run with his mother and Roman’s reeling over Shelley (Madeleine Martin) and his Upir birthright.  Miranda Cates’ (Madeline Brewer) arrival does offer some solace, but this is Hemlock Grove we’re talking about.  Ultimately her involvement brings the show to a whole new level of supernatural chaos and, naturally, that leaves you eager for more.  Hit the jump for more on Hemlock Grove season 3.

Showrunner Chic Eglee Talks HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2, the Freedom of Working with Netflix, How Their Distribution Model Shapes Content, and More

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Now available on Netflix is the complete second season of Hemlock Grove.  Bigger and bloodier than the first, Hemlock Grove Season 2 expands the scope of the show and introduces an insidious “big bad” to challenge the Godfreys and Rumancecks anew.  At recent Los Angeles press day I spoke with new showrunner Chic Eglee.  He talked about taking the helm for season two, why he was attracted to the show, how the Netflix distribution model affects the way they tell stories, the freedom of working with Netflix, his day to day involvement on set, and more.  Check out what he had to say about after the jump.

Madeline Brewer Talks HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2, What to Expect from Her Character, Working with the Practical Effects, Shooting in Toronto and More

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From executive producer Eli Roth, the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove is now available for the entirety of its second season run, featuring plenty more blood, guts, and betrayal. The supernatural thriller centers on the mysterious happenings of a small Pennsylvania town where vampires, werewolves, and genetically engineered Frankenstein monsters roam the streets side by side. Season two gets darker, sexier and scarier as Peter (Landon Liboiron) and Roman (Bill Skarsgard) face the responsibilities of adulthood and deal with the fallout from the first season’s brutal climactic massacre.

Earlier this year I joined a small group of journalists on set in Toronto where we had a chance to talk with Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black) about what to expect from her new character Miranda. She talked about how Miranda ends up in Hemlock Grove, working with the practical effects, Miranda’s relationships with Peter and Roman, shooting in Toronto, and More. Check out what she had to say about Hemlock Grove Season 2 after the jump.

Bill Skarsgard Talks HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2, Working with New Showrunner Chic Eglee, Roman’s State of Mind, and More

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From executive producer Eli Roth the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove returns July 11th for a second season that promises more blood, guts and betrayal.  The supernatural thriller centers on the mysterious happenings of a small Pennsylvania town where vampires, werewolves, and genetically engineered Frankenstein monsters roam the streets side by side.  Hemlock Grove Season 2 looks to get darker, sexier and scarier as Peter (Landon Liboiron) and Roman (Bill Skarsgard) face the responsibilities of adulthood and deal with the fallout from the first season’s brutal climactic massacre.

Earlier this year I joined a small group of journalists on set in Toronto where we had a chance to talk with Skarsgard.  He talked about returning for Hemlock Grove Season 2 with new showrunner Chic Eglee at the helm, working with the practical effects, how Roman is coping with his newfound bloodlust, his strained relationships with Peter and Olivia (Famke Janssen), and a lot more.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Landon Liboirin Talks HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2, His Werewolf Transformation Scenes, New Love Interest, and More

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From executive producer Eli Roth the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove returns July 11th for a second season that promises more blood, guts and betrayal.  The supernatural thriller centers on the mysterious happenings of a small Pennsylvania town where vampires, werewolves, and genetically engineered Frankenstein monsters roam the streets side by side.  Season two looks to get darker, sexier and scarier as Peter (Landon Liboiron) and Roman (Bill Skarsgard) face the responsibilities of adulthood and deal with the fallout from the first season’s brutal climactic massacre.

Earlier this year I joined a small group of reporters on set in Toronto where we had a chance to talk with Liboiron during a break in filming.  He talked about what to expect from Hemlock Grove season 2, the state Peter and Roman’s friendship, his transformation scenes, a possible new love interest this season, and more.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Famke Janssen Talks HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2, What’s New For Olivia, Working in Genre, and More

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From executive producer Eli Roth the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove returns July 11th for a second season that promises more blood, guts and betrayal.  The supernatural thriller centers on the mysterious happenings of a small Pennsylvania town where vampires, werewolves, and genetically engineered Frankenstein monsters roam the streets side by side.  Hemlock Grove Season 2 looks to get darker, sexier and scarier as Peter (Landon Liboiron) and Roman (Bill Skarsgard) face the responsibilities of adulthood and deal with the fallout from the first season’s brutal climactic massacre.

Earlier this year I joined a small group of journalists on set in Toronto where we had a chance to talk with Famke Janssen during a break in filming. She talked about why she loves playing Olivia, what’s new for Olivia in season two, what she likes about working on a longform series, why she works in genre so often, treating every role with respect, and more. Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Demore Barnes Talks HEMLOCK GROVE, What to Expect in Season 2, His Character’s Position of Power, and Unexpected Turns on His Quest for Vengeance

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From executive producer Eli Roth the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove returns July 11th for a second season that promises more blood, guts and betrayal.  The supernatural thriller centers on the mysterious happenings of a small Pennsylvania town where vampires, werewolves, and genetically engineered Frankenstein monsters roam the streets side by side.  Season two looks to get darker, sexier and scarier as Peter (Landon Liboiron) and Roman (Bill Skarsgard) face the responsibilities of adulthood and deal with the fallout from the first season’s brutal climactic massacre.

Earlier this year I joined a small group of journalists on set in Toronto where we had a chance to talk with Demore Barnes.  He talked about what we can expect from Michael in season 2, his new position of power in Hemlock Grove, how his sister’s death affects him, the unexpected turns he takes on his path to vengeance, and more.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee Talks HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2, How the Show Has Evolved, Netflix’s Unique Distribution Model, and More

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From executive producer Eli Roth the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove returns July 11th for a second season that promises more blood, guts and betrayal.  The supernatural thriller centers on the mysterious happenings of a small Pennsylvania town where vampires, werewolves, and genetically engineered Frankenstein monsters roam the streets side by side.  Season two looks to get darker, sexier and scarier as Peter (Landon Liboiron) and Roman (Bill Skarsgard) face the responsibilities of adulthood and deal with the fallout from the first season’s brutal climactic massacre.

Earlier this year I joined a small group of journalists on set in Toronto where we had a chance to talk with Chic Eglee.  He talked about stepping in as showrunner for Hemlock Grove Season 2, how the show has evolved from season one, how the Netflix distribution model influences production, introducing a “big bad”, and more.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2 Posters; The Godfreys Reveal Their Demons

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The Vargulf isn’t the only monster within Hemlock Grove.  The second season of the Eli Roth-produced Netflix series is set to debut on July 11th, and it’ll involve a brand new dark force moving into town, something dubbed, “The Big Bad.”  On top of that, the Godfreys are stuck dealing with a heap of family drama thanks to the events of the first season.  Roman (Bill Skarsgård) wants nothing to do with his mother (Famke Janssen), Shelley’s (Madeleine Martin) gone and then poor Norman (Dougray Scott) is all alone, and all of this tragedy is personified in these new Hemlock Grove season 2 posters.

Hit the jump to catch the designs for Norman, Shelley, Olivia and one particularly unsettling poster for Roman, too.  With the release of Hemlock Grove’s new season fast approaching, Netflix plans to unveil even more character posters and, odds are, the next set will feature the Rumanceks, and possibly newcomer Madeline Brewer’s (Orange is the New Black) character, too. And if you want to learn more about the upcoming season right now, you can check out our Hemlock Grove season 2 set visit report right here.

30 Things to Know from the Set of HEMLOCK GROVE Season Two

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Hemlock Grove is a hell of a town.  Between the vampires, werewolves, mad scientists, and inseminating angels (okay, so that one turned out not to be real) last year’s finale saw the town awash in the blood of countless characters.  Some of those deaths stuck and some of them didn’t (Did we really think we’d seen the last of Olivia?) and with season two just around the corner it’s looking like Hemlock Grove is about to get even crazier.

Earlier this year I joined a few other online reporters in the creepy corners of the mysterious town – or at least I joined them on a sound stage in Toronto where Netflix built Hemlock Grove’s key sets.  While there we got to tour around many of these sets, including Roman’s new house, the board room of Godfrey Institute, the secretive biomedical labs of the White Tower, and Destiny Rumacek’s apartment.  During breaks in filming we also had a chance to talk with cast members Bill Skarsgard, Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Madeline Brewer, Dougray ScottJoel de la Fuente, Demore Barnes and Madeleine Martin.  We even got to chat with new showrunner Charles “Chic” Eglee and a few key crew members about what’s coming up in season two and the behind the scenes process of making Hemlock Grove the bloodiest town on TV.  Hit the jump to check out the 30 things I learned on set.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30

Netflix Sets HEMLOCK GROVE Season 2 Premiere Date on July 11th at Midnight Pacific Time

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Netflix has set July 11th as the premiere date for the second season of Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove.  All ten new episodes will be available on that Friday at 12:01 AM PT, which is sure to kick off a fine summer weekend of binge watching.  The series stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, and Dougray Scott, with Madeline Brewer, Madeleine Martin, Joel de la Fuente, and Tiio Horn also starring.  If you liked the first season, Roth promises a “scarier, darker, and sexier” second run, which is quite the boast considering how well the initial episodes hit all those marks.

Hit the jump to watch a teaser video announcing the date, plus more details on season two of Hemlock Grove.

Netflix to Bring Back Eli Roth’s HEMLOCK GROVE for a Second Season

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Hemlock GroveEli Roth‘s gothic horror series, has received the green light from Netflix to start production on a second season.  The campy but atmospheric and ultimately satisfying first season showcased the uneasy friendship between two attractive supernaturals (played by Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron) from very different backgrounds in a small Pennsylvania town amidst a backdrop of gruesome murders, family secrets and some very curious onlookers.

The series is based on the Brian McGreevy novel of the same name, and while the author said in a Reddit AMA earlier this year that there will not be any more books in his series, the Netflix series obviously has no intention of slowing down (is this what Game of Thrones fans should expect if George R. R. Martin doesn’t hurry up with his next installments?)  Hit the jump for more about a new showrunner, and what Roth says viewers can expect in the upcoming season.

Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell and Freya Tingley Talk HEMLOCK GROVE, Supernatural Elements and Gruesome Werewolf Transformations

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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.

Famke Janssen Talks HEMLOCK GROVE, What Led Her to the Role, Similarities to TWIN PEAKS and Playing a Diabolical and Manipulative Character

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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, actress Famke Janssen talked about what led her to take this role, the similar tone to Twin Peaks (which she loves), why she likes to stray from the source material to make a character her own, how diabolical and manipulative her character is, the advantages of being able to watch the entire season at once on Netflix, and how she would love to play comedy more often.  Check out what she had to say after the jump. 

HEMLOCK GROVE Review; the Eli Roth-Produced Series Brings Horror to Netflix in Big Doses

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Today, Netflix released all 13 episodes of its new original horror series Hemlock Grove, based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy and produced by Eli Roth.  After the critical success of the subscription platform’s House of Cards series, it’s easy to see why viewers would be excited for the next offering.  Hemlock Grove though is worlds away from House of Cards, and while many outlets have slammed the series as being practically unwatchable, I actually have to give it credit for a few things despite its larger flaws.  Put it in the category of “guilty pleasure.”  And, actually, it manages to have a little something for everyone, even those who aren’t horror genre fans.  Hit the jump for more.

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