HEMLOCK GROVE: Season 1 on DVD/Blu-Ray in the USA/Canada

Season 1 of HEMLOCK GROVE was released on dvd and blu-ray in the UK (region 2) back in April 2014. It is now available to purchase on dvd and blu-ray for those of you that need Region 1 (USA & Canada). Aaron played Sheriff Tom Sworn in S1 of HEMLOCK GROVE.

DVD: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LMBUQ8M/
Blu-Ray: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LMBUR90/

HEMLOCK GROVE: Sheriff Sworn’s absence in S2

In episode 3 of season 2 of HEMLOCK GROVE they mention why SHERIFF SWORN (Aaron’s character) isn’t there anymore. Yep, he blew himself up with his basement bomb *eyeroll*. And he is replaced as the Sheriff by Michael Chasseur, the brother of Kandyse’s character (Dr. Clementine Chasseur).

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HEMLOCK GROVE: Did Sheriff Sworn accidentally blow himself up?

As we already know, SHERIFF SWORN (Aaron’s character) is not in S2 of HEMLOCK GROVE. Look at what I just found online from the TV Addict interview with Executive Producer Chic Eglee.

We were joking in a couple of threads on the facebook fanpage (HERE and HERE) that they’ll probably explain Sheriff Sworn’s absence in S2 by saying he blew himself up in his basement. From the sounds of that interview, looks like we were right.

HEMLOCK GROVE: Reminder that Sheriff Sworn is not in S2

Season 2 of HEMLOCK GROVE premieres on Netflix this Friday (July 11, 2014). Just a reminder that SHERIFF SWORN (Aaron’s character) is not in S2 and therefore we will never know how this scene was going to play out :(

HEMLOCK GROVE: Season 1 Recap – Narrated by Eli Roth

Season 2 of HEMLOCK GROVE premieres on Netflix on July 11, 2014. But don’t bother watching it because Aaron’s character SHERIFF SWORN isn’t in it :( We don’t know why and yes, they’re frakking idjits. Below is a S1 recap narrated by Eli Roth. WARNING, it contains spoilers.

Video description: Get everything you need to know about Hemlock Grove from executive producer Eli Roth. Season 2 premieres exclusively on Netflix, July 11.

HEMLOCK GROVE: DVD Extras

My HEMLOCK GROVE S1 dvd finally arrived from Amazon UK (I think it was sent by carrier pigeon). Make sure you check out the extras because Aaron is in quite a few of them. The Blu-ray has an exclusive extra titled “Eli Roth Unplugged” that runs for 90mins. But I don’t own a Blu-ray player so I can’t check if he’s in that. If anyone owns it, please let us know over on the Facebook Fanpage.

HEMLOCK GROVE: Season 1 on DVD/Blu-Ray in the UK

I can’t seem to find it on North American online stores but if you’re in the UK or have a multi-region player, S1 of HEMLOCK GROVE is out on DVD on April 21st, 2014. Aaron played Sheriff Tom Sworn in season 1 of HEMLOCK GROVE.

DVD: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IORRB6C £21.50
BLU-RAY: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IORRBOY £26.00

 

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.

HEMLOCK GROVE: Celebrity Fans

HEMLOCK GROVE has some celebrity fans in Dave Navarro and Paris Hilton.

INTERVIEW: Battlestar Galactica’s Douglas and McClure Talk Sci-Fi, Hemlock Grove

Battlestar Galactica’s Douglas and McClure Talk Sci-Fi, Hemlock Grove
By: Terri Schwartz
Date: April 26, 2013
Interviewees: Aaron Douglas, Kandyse McClure and Mark Verheiden
Source: Spinoff Online

Note: This is a snippet of an interview cast members from HEMLOCK GROVE during WonderCon 2013 (March 29, 2013). I have included the parts of the interview with AARON DOUGLAS below. To read the full interview, click HERE.


Photo by Caitlin Holland


Battlestar Galactica alums Kandyse McClure and Aaron Douglas are reunited for the first time on the small screen in Netflix’s new horror series Hemlock Grove, although according to McClure, “if you hang out in hotel bars you’ll see us together all the time.” They team with former BSG producer and writer Mark Verheiden on the new show, and said during a roundtable interview at WonderCon Anaheim that there are a lot of similarities between the two projects.

“I saw Battlestar Galactica as a ground-floor show on how TV is made and consumed and bringing over people who weren’t traditionally sci-fi fans to the sci-fi medium,” Douglas said. “I see that this show hopefully will do the same and bring some more people over — because sci-fi is not all green and orange monsters. Netflix is doing this thing where it’s how people want to watch TV. To be on two shows in one career that are the ground floor is an incredible thing and you really couldn’t say no to that.”

In many ways Hemlock Grove is more a 13-hour movie than a 13 episode show and, because it’s being released all at once, its characters can be explored in long arcs without having to catch up an audience. That’s something McClure and Douglas feel BSG struggled with during its four-season run.

“I feel like in Battlestar they still struggled with the idea [that they need to pander],” McClure said. “They were still running up against that idea, ‘Oh, you have to include the audience, you have to fill them in on things.’ There were all these devices they started coming up with: recaps in the beginning of the show and replaying episodes, because you really had to watch it from the beginning to get involved in the story in any great depth. We weren’t given those constraints on this show.”

Douglas added, “Today’s television viewer is savvy enough to understand and you don’t have to spoon-feed them with extraneous dialogue explaining every little thing. … NBC Universal treated the sci-fi Battlestar Galactica audience like they were the regular Law & Order audience, but that’s not the case at all. Sci-fi audiences, they’re much brighter.”

That said, Douglas believes Hemlock Grove will “absolutely” challenge its audience. It’s not that he thinks the show is difficult to follow, but rather that it might make viewers uncomfortable with the subject matter it deals with.


Photo by Caitlin Holland


“It’s the best thing I’ve done since Battlestar, and that’s saying a lot,” he said. “It will challenge them in terms of what they believe. It’s similar to the ‘who’s the bad guy, who’s the good guy?’ The people in Battlestar, you always switched between the humans and the Cylons.”

As Hemlock Grove is a story-based show, it remains to be seen how many seasons it will have. Producer Eli Roth told Spinoff Online during a group interview that writer Brian McGreevy has three seasons mapped out, but Verheiden said it might be too early determine how long Hemlock Grove will run.

“I worked on Battlestar and we decided to kill it with Season 4, but in hindsight we could have found a Season 5,” Verheiden said. “Those questions are hard to answer, because in the moment you think, ‘We should wrap it up,’ but then you think, ‘Well, I might add a little something.'”

Hopefully McClure’s character has a less tragic storyline in Hemlock Grove than she did in Battlestar Galactica. She and Douglas, who played Lt. Anastasia Dualla and Chief Galen Tyrol in the Syfy series, recalled Dualla’s very emotional death scene during the Hemlock Grove interview.

“People were very affected by it,” McClure remembered. Douglas added, “Wasn’t it beautiful, though? She was unbelievable.” “It was Mark Verheiden,” McClure explained of the scene. “Mark wrote that for me.”

It turns out that watching Dualla die was a bit emotional for Douglas.

“I knew it was coming but had completely forgotten because I was so lost in that scene, and then she’s humming and she’s singing and she pulls the gun out and does that and I went, ‘Gah, what?’ And it freaked me out and then I started crying. I never told you that, I started crying,” he said. “We were best friends on Battlestar. She’d come to my trailer and watch Family Guy and hang out because we never had scenes together but we were buddies. We’d go to the craft table and we’d load up on snacks and then we’d watch Family Guy and Arrested Development and cuddle.”

“I was the only one who understood him,” McClure said jokingly. “Everyone else thought he was a jerk.”

Hemlock Grove is available now on Netflix.

Q&A: HEMLOCK GROVE Actress Kandyse McClure

Q&A: HEMLOCK GROVE Actress Kandyse McClure
By: Abbie Bernstein
Date: April 26, 2013
Source: Fangoria

Note: This is a snippet of an interview with Kandyse McClure where she mentions AARON DOUGLAS. To read the full interview, click HERE.

She also enjoyed her acting colleagues on HEMLOCK GROVE: “It’s a phenomenal cast all around, and many of them are quite young and so talented. I guess the most [special] part would be working with Aaron Douglas. I worked with him on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, but we never had scenes together, so it was odd and delightful to get to talk to him so much on camera.”

HEMLOCK GROVE: Aaron tweets his “daughters”

Aaron tweeted the actressess that play his twin daughters on HEMLOCK GROVE. Awwww at their replies.

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×13: Birth (April 19, 2013)

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(05:40 – 08:07) inside church, shoots Shelley with shotgun, runs outside / speaks with Roman Godfrey, goes back inside church, takes Christina’s body
(12:33 – 12:55) radio announcer talking about sheriff sworn
(16:28 – 18:04) at Christina’s funeral talking with Norman Godfrey
(54:53 – 55:16) in basement with C4

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×13: Birth (April 19, 2013)

NOTE: In the script, this episode was titled Forever Howl

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×12: Children of the Night (April 19, 2013)

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(03:28 – 04:34) in hallway with Norman Godfrey talking about latest victim
(12:49 – 13:49) outside latest victim’s house with shotgun
(19:54 – 21:02) in Norman Godfrey’s office, playing with golf ball

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×12: Children of the Night (April 19, 2013)

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×11: The Price (April 19, 2013)

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(02:22 – 05:11) at bar. talks with Norman Godfrey. flashbacks of conversations with Chasseur
(36:43 – 37:02) visiting Christina at Hemlock Acres. she is missing

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×11: The Price (April 19, 2013)

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×10: What God Wants (April 19, 2013)

NOTE: In the script, this episode was titled God Doesn’t Want You to Be Happy, He Wants You to Be Strong

HEMLOCK GROVE – 1×10: What God Wants (April 19, 2013)

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(11:08 – 12:01) Sheriff Sworn’s voice on radio program
(14:23 – 16:22) outside with deputies going through checklist. Chasseur turns up to talk to him
(18:47 – 20:12) talking with Norman Godfrey in the hallway at Hemlock Acres
(23:09 – 24:15) locking up house
(25:18 – 26:05) checking on daughters in their bedroom
(38:48 – 44:23) downstairs listening to daughters upstairs in their bedroom, goes outside, daughters are murdered, sitting outside house, flashbacks of finding murdered daughters, breaks down on front lawn