Netflix has renewed their original series Hemlock Grove for a second season of 10 episodes. With the renewal, it becomes the second Netflix original series to make it to a second season; with the other being political drama House of Cards. Charles H. Eglee is joining Hemlock Grove as Executive Producer/Showrunner for its second season, which is slated to begin production later this year for a 2014 premiere.
Develop for television by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, Hemlock Grove revolves around the eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town and the murder of 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing that nothing is what it seems. The series is produced by Gaumont International Television and stars Famke Janssen (The X-Men), Bill Skarsgård (Simon & The Oaks), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Penelope Mitchell (6 Plots), Freya Tingley (X), and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II). The executive producers are Eli Roth, Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly.
“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.”
Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, commented: “In its first season, Eli, Brian, Lee and the team did an incredible job of introducing viewers to a unique world of memorable characters. 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.”
While Katie O’Connell, CEO of Gaumont International Television, added: “We are thrilled to be working with Netflix on the second season of ‘Hemlock Grove’, a show that the audience has enthusiastically embraced.”