We’re just two days away from the premiere of Season 2 of “Hemlock Grove” so when we were offered an excerpt from Brian McGreevy’s book that inspired the series in the first place, of course we said yes! Check it out, and prepare to binge beginning this Friday, July 11th!
Hemlock Grove: A Novel (FSG Originals) is an exhilarating reinvention of the Gothic novel, inspired by the iconic characters of our greatest myths and nightmares.
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Hemlock Grove: A Novel Synopsis:
The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel mill. A manhunt ensues — though the authorities arenâ€™t sure if itâ€™s a man they should be looking for.
Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a foreboding biotech facility owned by the Godfrey family — their personal fortune and the local economy having moved on from Pittsburgh steel — where, if rumors are true, biological experiments of the most unethical kind take place. Others turn to Peter Rumancek, a Gypsy trailer-trash kid who has told impressionable high school classmates that heâ€™s a werewolf. Or perhaps itâ€™s Roman, the son of the late JR Godfrey, who rules the adolescent social scene with the casual arrogance of a cold-blooded aristocrat, his superior status unquestioned despite his decidedly freakish sister, Shelley, whose monstrous medical conditions belie a sweet intelligence, and his otherworldly control freak of a mother, Olivia.
At once a riveting mystery and a fascinating revelation of the grotesque and the darkness in us all, Hemlock Grove has the architecture and energy to become a classic in its own right — and Brian McGreevy the talent and ambition to enthrall us for years to come.
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About “Hemlock Grove” Season 2
The second season of the EmmyÂ® nominated Netflix original series â€œHemlock Grove,â€ a riveting supernatural thriller from executive producer Eli Roth, will premiere on Friday, July 11th, at 12:01 AM PT. The series is based on Brian McGreevyâ€™s novel of the same name and is produced by Gaumont International Television.
All ten episodes of the one-hour series starring Famke Janssen (X-Men), Bill SkarsgÃ¥rd (Simon & The Oaks), Landon Liboiron (â€œTerra Novaâ€), and Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II) will be available at launch in all territories where Netflix is available — U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics, and the Netherlands. The series also stars Madeline Brewer (â€œOrange Is the New Blackâ€), Madeleine Martin (â€œCalifornicationâ€), Joel de la Fuente (â€œLaw & Order: SVUâ€), and Tiio Horn (â€œ18 to Lifeâ€).
â€œHemlock Groveâ€ is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding familyâ€™s young heir, Roman Godfrey (SkarsgÃ¥rd), and gypsy newcomer and outsider Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.
Season Two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Romanâ€™s relationship with his mother (Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away.
Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer) embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves. The White Tower looms menacingly over the town as Pryceâ€™s mysterious experiments are questioned and he will be faced with the hardest decision of his career.
The drama series was the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever). It was developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman and is executive produced by Eli Roth, Charles Eglee, Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, Eric Newman, and Michael Connolly. â€œHemlock Groveâ€ is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.
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