1:18pm PT by Philiana Ng, Aaron Couch
Netflix Renews 'Hemlock Grove' for Third and Final Season (Exclusive)
Netflix is getting ready to say goodbye to Hemlock Grove.
The horror series from executive producer Eli Roth has been renewed for a 10-episode third and final season by the streaming network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The final season will premiere in 2015.
Produced by Gaumont International Television, Hemlock stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Madeleine Martin, Joel de la Fuente, Madeline Brewer, Kaniehtiio Horn, Demore Barnes and Dougray Scott. The series focuses on the strange happenings in Hemlock Grove, a fictional Pennsylvania town.
Executive producers Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy originally developed the series after writing the gothic horror novel on which the show is loosely based. Executive producer Charles "Chic" Eglee, who joined in season two, is the showrunner. Eric Newman and Michael Connolly also executive produce.
“We are so grateful to the fans of Hemlock Grove, who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons,” said Roth. “We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from Hemlock Grove.”
“We are delighted that our fans have invited us back to explore the fiendish recesses of the human condition for another season. Knowing it will be our last gives us the opportunity to go out in a mushroom cloud of clever and soul-shattering mayhem. See you soon on the twisted streets of Hemlock Grove,” said Eglee.
“We, along with the fans, are looking forward to visiting Hemlock Grove one last time, and we know that Chic, Eli and the team will provide a riveting and mind-bending conclusion to complete the series,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix's vp original programming.
Added Katie O'Connell, CEO of Gaumont International Television: "The fan support of Hemlock Grove has been amazing and we are thrilled Netflix recognizes this and is rewarding the fans with a third and final season. We look forward to delivering a thrilling, suspenseful and bold narrative for this final chapter. Working closely with Netflix has and continues to be an invaluable collaboration for Gaumont International Television."
Hemlock has largely gone under the radar at Netflix, which houses big-budget, high-profile programs such as the Emmy-nominated political drama House of Cards and prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black. Its renewal signals the streaming network's continued effort to maintain a presence across all genres. Next up for Netflix is the international tale Marco Polo in December and the first of several Marvel partnerships, Daredevil, in May 2015.
Netflix continues to make a big push for global subscribers, recently ordering its first French series, Marseilles. Other upcoming projects include Narcos, a drama based on Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel, and an untitled Spanish-language comedy from director Gaz Alazraki.