Netflix, in their first appearance at the semi-annual Television Critics Association conference, presented the first trailer for Hemlock Grove. The supernatural thriller from producer Eli Roth is getting its premiere on Netflix on April 19th, with all 13 "episodes" available on launch day. "It's like a long 13-hour movie as opposed to episodic television," executive producer Mark Verheiden said.
The story, on it's surface, sounds like Twin Peaks: when a high school girl in Hemlock Grove (a steel community, as opposed to Twin Peaks' lumber community) is murdered, the concoction of bizarre townsfolk are drawn into the case. Unlike Twin Peaks, however, Hemlock Grove leans squarely into supernatural territory - no doubt about it. "There's no shortage of monsters on the show and they tend to fall on different varieties -- like what separates a human from a monster," said Brian McGreevy, whose novel, Hemlock Grove was the basis for the series. Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell and Freya Tingley star.