HEMLOCK GROVE: Renewed for a 2nd Season

Hemlock Grove has been renewed for a second season. Below is the exclusive announcement from DEADLINE, the official press release from NETFLIX and tweets from the cast, writers and producers.

Thank You Netflix for the renewal. I’m so excited that the show is coming back for a second season. Can’t wait to see what Sheriff Sworn has got planned for his revenge :)

Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ Renewed For 2nd Season, Chic Eglee Joins As Exec Producer
By Nellie Andreeva
Date: June 19, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Eli Roth’s thriller/horror series Hemlock Grove has received a second-season renewal by Netflix. Seasoned showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee (The Walking Dead, Dexter) is joining the series, which will return with 10 original episodes next year. Based on Brian McGreevy’s gothic horror novel of the same name, Hemlock Grove, produced by Gaumont International Television, stars Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgård and explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The series launched its entire 13-episode first season on April 19 to mixed reviews but strong interest from viewers, with Netflix announcing at that time that the series was “viewed by more members globally in its first weekend than was House Of Cards and has been a particular hit among young adults.” Hemlock Grove’s popularity with the the younger set helped the show land a second-season renewal just as the options on the actors were set to expire. “The worldwide fan response to Hemlock Grove was phenomenal” said executive producer 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.” Landon Liboiron, Freya Tingley and Dougray Scott co-star on the series, which will begin production on Season 2 later this year.

Hemlock Grove was developed by McGreevy and his writing partner Lee Shipman, and the two ran the first season with Mark Verheiden. Verheiden and another writing exec producer, Deran Sarafian, are leaving the show, with Eglee joining executive producers Roth, McGreevy, Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly in Season 2. “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, VP 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.”

This marks the second renewal for GIT this month as the company has gone 2-for-2 with its first two original series, Hemlock Grove and NBC’s Hannibal, both going to a second season. Netflix also is going 2-for-2, with its first two home-grown original series, House Of Cards and Helmock Grove both getting a second season. (House Of Cards had a two-season pickup.) The streaming company also has expressed interest at another installment of Arrested Development. Its latest series, Orange Is The New Black, premieres July 11.

Source: Deadline

Gothic Thriller “Hemlock Grove” Back on Netflix for a Second Season
Charles Eglee Joins Season Two as Executive Producer and Showrunner
Ten New Episodes to Premiere in 2014

(Beverly Hills, CA – June 19, 2013) – The Netflix Original Series “Hemlock Grove,” a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, will return with a second season next year. Seasoned showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee (“The Walking Dead,” “Dexter,” “The Shield”) joins the popular series as executive producer in season two.

“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.”

“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.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Netflix on the second season of ‘Hemlock Grove’, a show that the audience has enthusiastically embraced,” commented Katie O’Connell, CEO of Gaumont International Television.

The series stars Famke Janssen (“X-Men”), Bill Skarsgard (“Simon & The Oaks”), Landon Liboiron (“Terra Nova”), Freya Tingley (“X”), and Dougray Scott (“Mission Impossible II”). The second season will consist of 10 episodes that will go into production later this year. The sophomore season of “Hemlock Grove” will premiere in 2014.

“Hemlock Grove” is a gothic horror 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, and the relative newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek. Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.

The drama series is 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 Roth, Eglee, McGreevy & Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly. The one-hour gothic thriller is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.