Gothic Drama Hemlock Grove Looks All Sorts of Awesome
Netflix has gone full-out on the original content bandwagon and seems to be developing shows that will rival the likes of HBO, Showtime, Starz and network television. In addition to giving us all new episodes of Arrested Development (squee!), we’re also getting a political drama starring none other than Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and now a gothic/horror series (Hemlock Grove) that is starting to look like must-see t.v.
But is it really t.v.? As I blog, I’m not sure how to categorize this as it’s not really t.v. as we know it, but a new generation of t.v. – streaming t.v., I suppose I could call it. And it’s all part of a new trend that we’re starting to hear a lot more of. Traditional t.v., as we know it, should be fearful, because a lot of these new shows available strictly via the internet are better than what the networks are putting out. So for them, it’s either sink or swim time.
So back to Hemlock Grove. I have been literally waiting for something genre to get picked up by a streaming service and this series seems to fit the bill. Produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), the series revolves around the eccentric residents of a dilapidated town and the murder of a 17-year-old girl. And, as is the case with these shows, nothing is what it seems.
All 13-episodes of Hemlock Grove, which stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, and Dougray Scott, will debut concurrently in all territories that Netflix is available – U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and Scandinavia.
Check out the trailer below and tell me this isn’t going to be one to watch. Hemlock Grove debuts on Netflix on