Netflix announced today that it’s bringing Hemlock Grove back for one more season, which would mark the first of Netflix’s originals to be concluded.
— Hemlock Grove (@HemlockGrove) September 2, 2014
The show never got the best reviews, but it certainly had a fanbase who will no doubt be disappointed with the news. Personally, I felt that the show only got better with its second season, but I can also see where it doesn’t really need to go on for too long.
The reasons for the show’s conclusion are unclear. When it debuted, it drew more viewers than House of Cards. It even managed to get two Emmy nominations for its theme music and visual effects.
Netflix did say recently that it wants to bring more horror to its service, and so far, this is the only Horror series it has offered, unless you count From Dusk Till Dawn, which is dubbed a Netflix original, despite having debuted on the El Rey Network. I’m still holding out hope that they’ll get that Friday the 13th series.
Hemlock Grove: Season 3 will debut in 2015. It will have ten episodes.
According to Deadline, Charles H. Eglee will return as showrunner. The article quotes producer Eli Roth:
“We are so grateful to the fans of Hemlock Grove who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons. We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places, and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from Hemlock Grove.”
The Hollywood Report shares some additional quotes:
“We are delighted that our fans have invited us back to explore the fiendish recesses of the human condition for another season. Knowing it will be our last, gives us the opportunity to go out in a mushroom cloud of clever and soul shattering mayhem. See you soon on the twisted streets of Hemlock Grove,” said Eglee.
“We, along with the fans, are looking forward to visiting Hemlock Grove one last time, and we know that Chic, Eli and the team will provide a riveting and mind bending conclusion to complete the series,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vp original programming.
— Eli Roth (@eliroth) September 2, 2014
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