Netflix Sets Second Season Premiere For ‘Hemlock Grove’

By | Monday April 14, 2014 @ 7:36am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Hemlock GroveThe second season of Eli Roth‘s Netflix original series, Hemlock Grove, will premiere on Friday, July 11th at 12:01 AM PT, with all ten episodes available. Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name and produced … Read More »

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‘Hemlock Grove’ Creators Developing Texas Oil Saga ‘The Son’ As Limited Series

By | Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 8:37am PST

Screenwriting team and Hemlock Grove creators Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman and their producing partner Michael Connolly are teaming with novelist Philipp Meyer to write and executive produce his novel The Son as a limited series … Read More »

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Victoria Justice In ‘Eye Candy’, Madeleine Martin Boards ‘Hemlock Grove’, Troy Garity In HBO Pilot ‘Ballers’

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 4:01pm PDT

MTV has cast Victoria Justice in the cyber thriller Eye Candy based on RL Stine’s bestselling novel. Justice plays Lindy, a beautiful but reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. Convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, Lindy is targeted by a dangerous cyber stalker and believes one of her suitors to be the culprit. When things take a deadly turn, she teams up with the city’s cyber-crime unit to catch the killer. Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will direct and executive produce the pilot. Justice is coming off her successful Nickelodeon series Victorious which wrapped in 2012. She is repped by UTA. Read More »

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Michael Malarkey Joins ‘The Vampire Diaries’, Madeline Brewer In ‘Hemlock Grove’

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 7:07am PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: The CW and Netflix have cast two of their breakout actors in new roles. The CW is bringing back Michael Malarkey. After casting the young actor as the male lead Prince Maxon in the second SelectionRead More »

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Gaumont International Television Inks Series Deal With Fox

By | Monday July 29, 2013 @ 10:27am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of getting renewals for its series Hannibal on NBC and Hemlock Grove on Netflix, Gaumont International Television has signed a deal with Fox Broadcasting Co. Under the agreement, Gaumont and Fox will jointly develop two drama projects with at least one of them guaranteed to receive a 13-episode, straight-to-series order. The pact reunites GIT CEO Katie O’Connell with Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly, who appointed her as head of drama at NBC seven years ago, and with Fox’s head of drama Terence Carter, who was member of O’Connell’s team at NBC. Read More »

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Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ Renewed For 2nd Season, Chic Eglee Joins As Exec Producer

By | Wednesday June 19, 2013 @ 4:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Hemlock Grove Renewed Season 2 NetflixEXCLUSIVE: 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. Read More »

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Netflix CEO Says ‘Hemlock Grove’ Beat ‘House Of Cards’ In Early Viewing

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 3:38pm PDT

Critics didn’t particularly like the 13-episode horror series that Netflix introduced Friday. But CEO Reed Hastings told analysts today that Hemlock Grove is “getting viewed by even more subscribers in its first couple … Read More »

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MIPTV: The Accent Is On Cross-Border Dramas

The trend towards transatlantic series was further confirmed this week at Mip-TV which starts winding down today. Internationally-packaged dramas that were tubthumped here included Starz/BBC Worldwide’s Da Vinci’s Demons, Endemol/AMC’s Low Winter Sun, Netflix/Gaumont International TV’s Hemlock Grove, Starz/BBC’s The White Queen, eOne/DirecTV‘s Rogue and Tandem Communication’s Crossing Lines, which NBC picked up last month for a summer debut. Early on in the market, Starz announced it was partnering with Sky Atlantic on Fortitude, a drama written by Simon Donald, creator of the original British version of Low Winter Sun.

Apart from their international flavor, the shows also have in common that they were almost all picked up in straight-to-series deals. Horrormeister and Hemlock Grove exec producer Eli Roth said knowing that he had 13 episodes from the outset was “really an advantage.” It enabled him to keep working along the way on one aspect of the initial episodes – a character’s complex transformation into a werewolf. Tandem’s Rola Bauer, who’s exec producing Crossing Lines said, “I would encourage” Hollywood to do more straight-to-series orders, and “trust us.” During pilot season, she said, “everyone is chasing the same actors” and trying to access state and foreign tax credits at the same time, making for a frenzied atmosphere. But she allowed that “The UK and America are open to realizing the economic market needs to have a different way of working creatively… I hope the show makes it easier for people to come over here and make co-productions.” Read More »

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MIPTV: Eli Roth Pushes Envelope With Netflix Series ‘Hemlock Grove’; Footage Screened

By | Tuesday April 9, 2013 @ 10:09am PDT

If, as Eli Roth contends, “people want their horror horrific,” then judging by the six minutes of Hemlock Grove that screened here today, fans of the genre shall not be disappointed. Roth, who exec produces the Netflix original series, was in Cannes this afternoon with star Famke Janssen. He directed the first of 13 episodes which all become available in the U.S. on April 19. The Gothic horror with a Twin Peaks lilt was produced by Gaumont International TV, a division of the French major. Roth called the studio, “director friendly” and joked, “Especially because they’re French, we can say auteur, and not ironically.”

Roth said he’d been looking for a TV project, but was having a hard time cracking the nut. Netflix let him “run wild” with Hemlock Grove which is written by Brian McGreevey and Lee Shipman and based on McGreevy’s novel. Network TV “has all these standards” but in horror, Roth contends, “you want to see the sex and the killing and the violence. What’s great about Netflix and Gaumont is you can really push the envelope in that direction.” Roth he was aiming for something “beautiful and horrific,” especially in showing how one character transforms into a werewolf, that “would really fuck up an entire generation.”
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Hot TV Teaser: Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’

By | Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 11:04pm PDT

Executive producer Eli Roth directed the first episode of Netflix‘s new Gothic horror series, which debuts with 13 episodes on April 19. The Gaumont International TV production stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, and Lili Taylor as the denizens … Read More »

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Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’ Producers On Series’ Emotional Violence; First Trailer Released: TCA

By | Wednesday January 9, 2013 @ 3:10pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Hemlock GroveAt today’s panel on Netflix‘s new original series Hemlock Grove, a Gothic thriller from horrormeister Eli Roth and Gaumont International TV, writer/executive producers … Read More »

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Netflix Sets Premiere Date For ‘Hemlock Grove’; ‘Arrested Development’ Due in May For 14-Episode Run: TCA

By | Wednesday January 9, 2013 @ 1:36pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

In his opening remarks before today’s TCA panels on Netflix‘s first slate of original programming, Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, announced a debut date for Eli Roth’s one-hour murder mystery … Read More »

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Netflix Castings: ‘House Of Cards’, ‘Hemlock Grove’

By | Sunday July 8, 2012 @ 2:06pm PDT

Wass Stevens has joined the Netflix series House Of Cards in the recurring role of Paul Capra, who runs the shipyard workers’ association. David Fincher is directing … Read More »

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Kandyse McClure Joins Cast Of ‘Hemlock Grove’

By | Monday July 2, 2012 @ 7:15pm PDT

Kandyse McClure has joined the cast of Hemlock Grove for Netflix. McClure will play Dr. Chasseur, an animal behaviorist with a PHD with a history of self destruction. Netflix has exclusive rights to the 13-episode … Read More »

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Eli Roth’s ‘Goretorium’ Bringing Horror To Las Vegas

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 11:25pm PDT

The man who brought the tourism horror of Hostel to the big screen is bringing a whole new type of fright to Sin City. Eli Roth’s Goretorium haunted house is scheduled to open on September 27 in Las … Read More »

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Dougray Scott To Star In Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove’

By | Thursday April 12, 2012 @ 10:38am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: I’ve learned that Dougray Scott is in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Famke Janssen in Netflix’s new original series Hemlock Grove, from Eli Roth and Gaumont International TV. Written by Brian McGreevey and Lee Shipman based on … Read More »

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Latarsha Rose, Omari Hardwick Join ‘Mary Jane’; Freya Tingley To ‘Hemlock Grove’

By | Tuesday April 10, 2012 @ 6:46pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The Hunger GamesLatarsha Rose and Omari Hardwick (Middle Of Nowhere) have been added the cast of BET’s hourlong pilot Being Mary Jane (form. Single Black Female) starring Gabrielle Union. Written by Mara Brock Akil and to be directed by Salim Akil, Being Mary Jane centers on successful talk show host Mary Jane Paul (Union) looking to one day become the No.1 nightly news anchor while searching for Mr. Right. Rose, repped by SMS Talent and Bleecker Street, will play Dr. Lisa Hudson, Mary Jane’s best friend from college who is a professional yet conflicted single woman whose strong religious values have driven her to a life of celibacy. Hardwick, repped by Greene & Assoc. and Brian Medavoy, will play Mary Jane’s love interest.

Australian actress Freya Tingley (Beneath The Waves) has been cast as a regular in Netflix’s Famke Janssen-starring original series Hemlock Grove, from Eli Roth and Gaumont International TV. Written by Brian McGreevey and Lee Shipman based on McGreevy’s upcoming goth horror novel, Hemlock Grove revolves around the murder of a young girl found close to the former Godfrey steel mill. The suspects in her killing include Peter (Landon Liboiron), a 17-year-old Gypsy kid from the wrong side of the tracks, and Roman (Bill Skarsgard), Read More »

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Series ‘Hemlock Grove’, Pilots ‘Malibu Country’ & Louis CK/Feresten Add To Casts

By | Wednesday April 4, 2012 @ 8:31am PDT
Nellie Andreeva actress Penelope Mitchell has been cast in a regular role in Netflix’s new original series Hemlock Grove, from Eli Roth and Gaumont International TV, joining previously cast Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron. Written by Brian McGreevey and Lee … Read More »

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