Breaking TV News: Netflix Orders Third and Final Season of HEMLOCK GROVE

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Press Release: The Netflix Original Series “Hemlock Grove,” from Gaumont International Television, a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, has been picked up for a third and final season. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015. [Read more…]

Behind-the-Scenes of HEMLOCK GROVE: Prosthetic supervisor Patrick Baxter Teases Tattoos and Blood in Season 2

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The Netfix horror series HEMLOCK GROVE won over audiences last year with its willingness to embrace its horror roots and depict the gore that can be found when there are werewolves and vampires living amongst an unsuspecting community. And no horror series would ever been complete without a healthy dose of blood, guts and gore.

One of the people responsible for making HEMLOCK GORVE look as realistic as possible is prosthetics supervisor Patric Baxter, who took a few minutes to briefly talk with press on the set about some of what he is working on in Season 2. [Read more…]

HEMLOCK GROVE Scoop: Madeleine Martin Teases Shelley’s Mysterious Journey in Season 2

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Shelley Godfrey was one of those amazing mysteries of Season 1 of HEMLOCK GROVE. From the minute she was introduced, she captivated simply by her presence. She was the gentle-giant sister to Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgard), who seemed to see everything with her all-knowing eye and who would literally glow when someone touched her skin.

In the end of Season 1, Shelley was the hero that saved her brother and everyone else from the vargulf. But in doing so, it put Shelley in the crosshairs of Sheriff Sworn (Aaron Douglas), who shot her in the back as she tried to run away. Shelley’s fate is still to be determined, but can easily surmise that she did survive and she has a journey of her own this season on HEMLOCK GROVE.

In a press interview from the set, Madeleine Martin talked briefly about taking over her new role as Shelley (the role had been previously portrayed by Nicole Boivin in Season 1) and teased where Shelley’s story may go for Season 2. [Read more…]

HEMLOCK GROVE Scoop: Drew Boughton Talks the Challenges of Production Design in Season 2

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In the Netflix horror series HEMLOCK GROVE, the show has employed both constructed sets and on-location locales to create its fictional world of opulence controlled by the Godfreys. Every scene has to remind the viewer that Olivia and Roman Godfrey are wealthier than anyone can dream. So choosing how to portray their homes, offices and the White Tower medical institute, there has been an inordinate amount of thought given to what each should look like.

In a press interview from the set, production designer Drew Boughton briefly talked about what new locations will be seen in Season 2 and what was behind the decision to abandon the magnificent Godfrey mansion. [Read more…]

HEMLOCK GROVE Scoop: Madeline Brewer Talks Her New Character Miranda and the Trouble She Brings to Season 2

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A newcomer to HEMLOCK GROVE, Madeline Brewer portrays Miranda Cates, a girl just passing through that gets inexplicably involved in the deepest mysteries hovering over the town. One would think that Miranda would just be an innocent bystander that gets in over her head, but as the series goes on, everyone will start to see that perhaps Miranda is someone who has brought a little bit of trouble with her. So do not let her carefully constructed facade fool you. She has a much bigger part to play than any of them expected.

In a press interview from the set, Madeline Brewer talked about who Miranda is, what role she has to play and just what is up with all those amazing tattoos all across her body. [Read more…]

HEMLOCK GROVE Scoop: Joel de la Fuente Talks Dr. Pryce’s Obsessions and Mysteries of the White Tower in Season 2

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Every scientist has the capacity to become a little too obsessed with their work and, in HEMLOCK GROVE, Dr. Pryce (Joel de la Fuente) is no exception. While in Season 1, the particular biological experiments that Dr. Pryce was engaged in were shrouded in mystery, Season 2 will look to shed light on those. Whereas Olivia Godfrey (Famke Janssen) had been content to allow Dr. Pryce to conduct his research virtually unhindered and unsupervised, now that Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgard) has taken over the Godfrey family business, which includes the Godfrey Institute aka the White Tower, things are having to change. Roman wants to have more involvement in what is going on in the day-to-day research. After all, what else is a young man will billions at his disposal supposed to do? Why not try his hand at playing God too?

In a press interview from the set, Joel de la Fuente talked about Dr. Pryce’s driving need to complete his work and yet mind his Godfrey masters as they place demands on his time and specific skills. [Read more…]

HEMLOCK GROVE Scoop: Famke Janssen Talks the Season 2 Changes and Challenges for Olivia

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A mother’s love knows no bounds. In HEMLOCK GROVE, this is especially true for Olivia Godfrey (Famke Janssen), an upir, who was willing to give her own life so that her son could take his rightful place and discover his true nature. Unfortunately for Olivia, her son Roman (Bill Skarsgard) only felt disgust and revulsion upon discovering his family’s monstrous lineage. Because of that he wants nothing to do with his vampire-side and has forsaken his mother as the source of his unwanted curse.

In a press interview from the set, Famke Janssen talked about the rift between Olivia and Roman, as well as whether she is even worried about her missing daughter Shelley (Madeleine Martin). Given Olivia’s inhuman stance towards even familial relationships, it is hard to believe that Roman will ever forgive his mother. But the good news for her is that they have an eternity to figure our their relationship and find a bridge towards forgiveness and understanding. [Read more…]

HEMLOCK GROVE Scoop: Bill Skarsgard Talks Upirs, Blood-Addiction and Roman’s Tortured Soul in Season 2

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Life as a vampire is not as exciting as portrayed in most films and television shows. In Season 2 of HEMLOCK GROVE, Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgaard) does everything in his power to fight his new-found upir nature. As Season 1 showed, Roman was perfectly content to be just an average human boy, albeit one who seemed to drawn to things decidedly inhuman. After all, he was quick to befriend the newest teen in town who he rightfully suspected was a werewolf. Incredibly, an interesting friendship developed between Peter Romancek (Landon Liboiron), the self-aware werewolf, and Roman, the unknowing upir, as a result of their respective curiosity about the other’s supernatural side. But as the events of Season 1 unfolded, their friendship was tested. In the end, Peter left Hemlock Grove unable to live with the grief over the death of Letha (Penelope Mitchell), Roman’s beloved cousin and Peter’s girlfriend.

In a press interview from the set, Bill Skarsgard talked about the isolation and abandonment issues that consume Roman, as well as he desire to be free from his cursed supernatural nature. [Read more…]

HEMLOCK GROVE Scoop: Landon Liboiron Talks The Season 2 Conflict Between Peter and Roman

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It was always too good to be true. Can a werewolf and a vampire ever really be friends? Yet HEMLOCK GROVE had the audacity to propose that they could. Season 1 introduced Peter Romancek (Landon Liboiron), a gypsy werewolf, who had just moved to the seemingly sleepy town of Hemlock Grove where the Godfrey family control the town through their obscene wealth and their desire to keep a distance from the townsfolk. But the Godfrey’s had many secrets to conceal, only one of which was that its matriarch Olivia Godfrey (Famke Janssen) was an upir. Her son Roman (Bill Skarsgard) had not yet transformed and was unaware of his bloody ancestry, but was inexplicably drawn to Peter. Roman perhaps sensed, as Peter sensed about Roman, that there was an otherworld quality to Peter.

So Season 1 was a dance of mutual interest and aligned interests as Peter and Roman struck up a friendship and set out to track down a beast attacking the residents of Hemlock Grove. But Season 1 ended in a bloody and deadly finale as the beast was killed and Roman’s cousin, Letha (Penelope Mitchell) died as well. Both Peter and Roman were tormented by the secrets uncovered and the deaths that surrounded them. It pushed Peter to leave town and Roman to finally confront his mother about their darkest nature.

In a press interview from the set, star Landon Liboiron talked about why Peter returns to Hemlock Grove and whether or not there is hope that Peter and Roman could ever be friends again. [Read more…]