Hemlock Grove, the Eli Roth Netflix Series, Gets a TrailerBy: Josh Wolford - January 10, 2013
The David Fincher/Kevin Spacey political drama House of Cards hits Netflix Instant on February 1st, and Arrested Development is coming in May. But don’t forget about another Netflix original/exclusive program that’s on the way.
Hostel and Cabin Fever director Eli Roth has a show coming to Netflix, and today it just got its first trailer. It’s called Hemlock Grove, and it’s based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy, who is also credited as a writer on the show.
And today, it got its first trailer. Check it out:
We haven’t heard too much in the way of details surrounding Roth’s take on Hemlock Grove, but here’s the summary of the novel’s plot:
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 aren’t sure if it’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 he’s a werewolf. Or perhaps it’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.
According to IMDb, the Netflix series will focus on “a werewolf struggling both as a monster and as a human.”
You can expect all 13 episodes to arrive at once (something common to all the new Netflix original/exclusives) when it premieres on April 19th.