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Old 03-22-12, 07:31 PM
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Hemlock Grove - Netflix Original Series from Eli Roth

Netflix just announced a new exclusive show. Hemlock Grove will be a Mystery/Horror series directed by Eli Roth and starring Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard. The 13-episode first season will premiere in early 2013.

Only on Netflix: Premier Horror Suspense Director Eli Roth Reanimates the Gothic Novel With "Hemlock Grove"

"Hemlock Grove," a gripping tale of murder, mystery and monsters set in a ravaged Pennsylvania steel town, starring Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard and produced by Gaumont International Television, will be available for Netflix members to watch instantly, beginning early in 2013.

"Hemlock Grove" starts with the body of a young girl, mangled and murdered in the shadow of the former Godfrey steel mill. Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a biotech facility owned by the former steel magnates. Others believe the killer could be Peter, a 17-year-old Gypsy kid from the wrong side of the tracks, who tells his classmates he's a werewolf. Or it could be Roman (Skarsgard), the arrogant Godfrey scion, whose sister Shelley is disturbingly deformed and whose mother, Olivia (Janssen), the otherworldly beautiful and controlling grand dame of Hemlock Grove.

As the crime goes unsolved and outlandish rumors mount, Peter and Roman decide to find the killer themselves, confronting unspeakable truths about themselves and Hemlock Grove as the mystery unfolds.

"Eli Roth is a master of this genre and Brian McGreevy's brilliant novel gives Roth a world where he can create his magic," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "'Hemlock Grove' is a sly blend of J.D. Salinger and Mary Shelley and will appeal to a broad base of fans captivated by these rich characters and stunning visuals."

"I've been waiting for years to dive into television, and Eric Newman and I founded Arcade to do elevated genre projects exactly like 'Hemlock Grove'. Brian McGreevy's novel blew me away, and the material lends itself perfectly to long format storytelling. 'Hemlock Grove' is smart, dark, complex, and at times terrifying," said Eli Roth.

He added: "What's most exciting to me is creating the series for Netflix, which as a feature filmmaker is like telling a story in a new medium. Netflix as a platform is the perfect hybrid of cinema, television, and social networking, with the creative freedom to go as dark as the story needs."

The 13 episode first season of "Hemlock Grove" is Roth's first foray into serialized drama as a director and executive producer.

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Re: Hemlock Grove - Netflix Original Series from Eli Roth

Netflix is really investing alot in original programs. They have House of Cards, which is reportedly costing $100M, Arrested Development next year, and now this.

I've enjoyed Eli Roth's work for the most part, so I'll probably check this out.
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http://www.deadline.com/2012/04/doug...hemlock-grove/

Dougray Scott is expected to get the male lead role in this series.
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That looks crazy.
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This starts streaming today, Netflix ads say it already is but I assume it'll be 3 am.
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So did anyone check this out? I don't have Netflix, but am curious to see how this is.
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So did anyone check this out? I don't have Netflix, but am curious to see how this is.
There's a thread in TV Talk floating around. A few people watched it last week. I haven't gotten a chance to start it yet.
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The show is ripe with potential but fails, hard, to live up to any of it.

I like the atmosphere, but the acting, writing, and plotlines are just bad. That said, it is mildly entertaining in a STV movie kind of way.
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