Update: It's happening. Netflix has made it official.
Dean O'Dell, the art director for Netflix original series Hemlock Grove thinks Netflix will renew the show for another season.
O'Dell appeared (as a call-in guest) on AfterBuzz TV's Hemlock Grove show this week, in which he said, "Hopefully in a couple of weeks we'll be able to yell and scream that Hemlock Grove is coming back. Like anything you never give a show away like a bird in the hand because it's always one of those fears. In this industry, you gotta take what's there. I've turned down a couple of projects in the hope that everything comes together because I firmly believe that it was such a good program that I believe that Netflix will go again on a second season. I'm trying to keep myself available for that."
In a recent article, we speculated that a second season was highly likely, as Netflix had boasted that the dhow outperformed the critically acclaimed House of Cards during the shows' premiere weekends, and House of Cards has been renewed. It's currently filming.
Yahoo recently indicated that searches for “hemlock grove season 2 release date” were spiking, showing that there is a great deal of interest from fans. This interest has been further confirmed by the reader comments we've been getting on our coverage of Hemlock Grove.
Author Brian McGreevy, who wrote the novel the series is based upon has indicated in the past that he would be working on sequels.
We reached out to Netflix last week, and the company told us that they had yet to make any decisions on a renewal of the show.
O'Dell's "couple of weeks" remark is interesting. Perhaps the decision is not too far off.