When Netflix announced that it would start producing original content to compete with network and cable programs, many were skeptical about how successful that decision would be. Now, a little over a year since its announcement, Netflix has released the first trailer of one of their first original shows, ‘Hemlock Grove.’
‘Hemlock Grove’ is based on the supernatural novel by Brian McGeevy about the eccentric residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town and the murder of a young high school girl in a town of the same name. As the investigation into the murder intensifies, the secrets of the town’s inhabitants are exposed revealing that Hemlock Grove is not your ordinary town.
During the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, McGreevy (who not only serves as an executive producer but also adapted his book for the series) told reporters:
“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. The short answer to how supernatural the show is, is very.”
In the novel, you have a teenager who thinks she was impregnated by an angel, a boy who thinks he’s a werewolf and a family who owns a biotech company rumored to be performing unethical experiments. This alone sounds like a great TV show in the making!
“’’Hemlock Grove’ is unlike anything else in its genre,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix. “It’s sexy, gripping, emotional and twisted, and we’re certain viewers are going to be captivated by its intensity.”
The teaser gives a glimpse of what to expect out of ‘Hemlock Grove’ and gives an American Horror Story kind of vibe.
One advantage of having the series on Netflix is that you don’t have to wait the traditional week between episodes as all 13 will be available for streaming beginning April 19th.
So watch the trailer below and let us know if you think ‘Hemlock Grove’ is worth checking out!