Netflix to order 13 Episodes of HEMLOCK GROVE Horror Series from Eli Roth

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The success of shows like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story have prompted the creation of other similar TV series. Deadline reports that Netflix is close to a deal with Gaumont International Television for a 13-episode series order to Hemlock Grove, an hourlong thriller/horror series executive produced and directed by Eli Roth. This will be the first TV project for The Hostel creator.

Hemlock Grove is based on Brian McGreevy’s upcoming gothic horror novel of the same name, which hits shelves on March 27. The story is set against the “backdrop of our darkest myths, adolescent deceptions, ravenous relationships and rumors of a werewolf, the series re-imagines everything it means to be a monster as reflected in the struggle to be human.” McGreevy and his writing partner Lee Shipman are adapting the book and co-writing the screenplay. The duo is currently penning a reimagining of Bram Stoker’s Dracula for Warner Bros, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Mad Hatter Entertainment.

Netflix has made a number of TV deals lately. They picked up the David Fincher/Kevin Spacey drama House Of Cards, Jenji Kohan comedy Orange Is The New Black, as well as a new season of Arrested Development. Things may be looking up for Netflix. The company’s stock has been rising today after speculation that it may be acquired by Verizon.

As a horror fan and a Netflix subscriber, I am very excited for this show. I love streaming content from Netflix and think this sounds like one I will be adding to my queue. What are your thoughts?
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