The latest trailer for Hemlock Grove – the new Netflix original series hitting April 19th – has hit the web and, well, I didn’t expect this. Then again, I never read the source material it is based upon (a novel by Brian McGreevy). There’s a werewolf or some sort of monster in this mix of melodrama, but you won’t see it here. Regardless of the trailer, I’ll be binge-watching this the weekend of its release.
Executive produced by Eli Roth (who directed the first episode) and based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, the series stars Lili Taylor, Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Dougray Scott, Freya Tingley, Aaron Douglas and Penelope Mitchell. The show revolves around the murder of a young girl found close to the former Godfrey steel mill. The suspects in her killing include Peter (Liboiron), a 17-year-old Gypsy kid from the wrong side of the tracks, and Roman (Skarsgard), the arrogant Godfrey Scion, whose sister Shelley is disturbingly deformed and whose mother, Olivia (Janssen), is the beautiful and controlling grand dame of Hemlock Grove.