Netflix has been dipping its toe into the original-programming pool recently, and it looks like it'll be bringing its first horror-fantasy series back for a second season.
Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, Hemlock Grove’s first season was a freaky 13-episode run of gothic horror with producer Eli Roth’s distinct brand of crazy. Though reviews were mixed, viewers apparently ate it up — prompting the company to greenlight 10 new episodes set to debut in 2014.
Here is Roth’s statement on the pickup:
“The worldwide fan response to Hemlock Grove was phenomenal. 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 1 was just a warm up for what we have in store for Season 2. Get ready to be scared in ways you never expected.”
Though Roth will stay on as a producer, it sounds like Charles H. Eglee (The Walking Dead, Dark Angel, The Shield) will take over showrunner duties for the next batch of episodes. Now that the world’s been established, here’s hoping Eglee can just have fun playing in it. Of course, Roth is still there in some capacity, so there'll likely be enough weirdness to go around.
The show might be in new hands, but it’s nice to know that Eglee has experience on a show that switches showrunners about every year (see: Walking Dead) and actually served as a producer during season one before co-creator Frank Darabont’s exodus.
Are you glad to hear Hemlock Grove will be freaking us out again next year?
(Via TV Line)