The first season of Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove, a Netflix Original, was somewhat controversial amongst the Free For All staff. Some of us fell in love with the campy, odd way in which the story played out, peaking later than it should have, but peaking none the less. Others just couldn’t understand the appeal. Regardless, the show certainly is not on the same playing field as some of Netflix’s more brilliant creation such as House of Cards or Orange is the New Black.
Depending on which camp you may fall into, this day could be an exciting one, or cause for lament. Netflix has announced that the second season of Hemlock Grove is will be upon us sooner than I expected, on July 11. The Emmy-nominated show take place in a small town in Pennsylvania, and centers around the strange and supernatural happenings within its borders. Netflix released the following description for the upcoming season:
Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley. Peter moves in with Destiny) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates, embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman, still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.
Check out the teaser trailer below, as well as a link to the Hemlock Grove novel. All 10 episodes of the show’s first season are also still available to catch up on if you have a Netflix account!