Netflix is on a roll with original material. They've got 'Lilyhammer' under way, and have announced 'Orange is the new Black', based on Piper Kerman's memoir subtitled 'My Year in a Women's Prison' which looks great. 'House of Cards' looks strong, too.
Now, comes the announcement Netflix has nailed down an agreement with Eli Roth to direct 'Hemlock Grove' based on Brian McGreevy's novel. Here's the write-up from Amazon:
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.
Gothic, loaded with characters who all have an agenda, with (maybe) a supernatural element. Will sustain 13 episodes easily and make for good buzz about what will happen next.
A good move. Netflix is looking like a new go-to source in the making. HBO needs to ratchet it up. Would not be surprised to see Netflix become the new #1 platform down the road. The good news: the consumer wins and more quality content will be available online and (assuming Netflix lands a deal with a cable provider) at home on the big TV.
'Hemlock Grove' will star Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgård.
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