New Trailer for Netflix’s Supernatural Murder Mystery ‘Hemlock Grove’

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With Hemlock Grove, Netflix is set to take the ample goodwill it received from House of Cards out for a spin when they release all 13 episodes of the season 1 on April 19th.

Adapted from Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name and produced by horror auteur Eli Roth, the murder mystery stars Famke Jansen (X-Men), Landon Liboiron (Terra Nova), Bill Skarsgård (Simon and the Oaks), Penelope Mitchell (6 Plots), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), and Dougray Scott (Desperate Housewives).

Here’s the synopsis:

The series revolves around the eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town and the murder of 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell. Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing that nothing is what it seems.

In the trailer, the seamy side sure does seem to be the focus, with Famke Jansen’s character lounging in lingerie and possibly cavorting with a teenager from the other side of the tracks, much to the chagrin of her son and the teenager’s mother.

Themes of class warfare, salaciousness, and mystery seem to abound, but the funny thing is, the first trailer – which debuted in January – showed a different side entirely, and one more in line with Eli Roth’s resume. This trailer is reminiscent of Revenge while the last one seemed like something that could be perfect for True Blood fans, and that’s not just because Hemlock Grove stars Alexander Skarsgård’s baby brother.

Netflixs Hemlock Grove TV Series New Trailer for Netflixs Supernatural Murder Mystery Hemlock Grove

So, is this an all-things-for-all-people sort of situation, or are the showrunners hiding from their gorier nature to appeal to a different crowd?

I for one don’t care, so long as we get to finally see Famke Jansen and Dougray Scott (who was originally cast as Wolverine) sharing the screen. It looks like his ship has finally come in, and dove-related Mission Impossible 2 re-shoots can’t sink it this time.

Hemlock Grove premiers April 19th, 2013 on Netflix.


Sources: IGN

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  1. That looks awesome better than anything on NBC/ABC

  2. You had me at Famke

  3. As long as this is not too teen centric I’m down!

  4. That trailer certainly didn’t sell me on anything. It’s a good thing the first one did. Sign me up for anything horror/supernatural.

  5. Gonna have to do better than that…looks nondescript and boring.

  6. Famke Janssen must know about her role for in X-men Days of Future Past, she can do reincarnated again with bigger role, Famke Janssen as White Phoenix of the Crown, she is more powerful than Dark Phoenix, the storyline in Phoenix Endsong.
    Famke Janssen should wear a new white costume after she wore a red one as Dark Phoenix in X-men 3, her character should encounter Emma Frost and Cyclops most people want to see Charlize Theron as Emma Frost and James Marsden as Cyclops,…. so please tell her about this as fast as possible because a new X-men film will be shooting this spring April…

  7. Perfect !! we agree

    we would very much love to see Famke Janssen as White Phoenix of the Crown together with Charliz as Emma Frost and Marsden as Cyclops
    YES !! interview her 15 minutes about her role is still further as White Phoenix of the Crown

  8. I’ve been always searching all about famke in Internet for X-men DOFP most people well X-men Fans and Non-X-men Fans worldwide have been waiting very long time for her to come back i always see emma frost + cyclops + phoenix are in x-men past, it can become three angel love, it’s best of the best choice guys, ok just talk to her about her larger role in XDOFP 2014 and don’t forget XDOFP having main villains such as Apocalypse Exodus Mister Sinister and Holocaust Phoenix + Cyclops + Emma Frost must defeat Apocalypse as well, who will be the strongest survival ?? just tell famke right now.

  9. I couldn’t agree more with the reviewer that Netflix’s plan is genius. One thing I want to add is that this strategy could threaten networks like AMC. It can’t be a coincidence that after failed negotiations to buy the rights to AMC’s “The Killing,” it is now moving ahead with a show that (presumably) has a somewhat “whodunit-in-a-town-where-everyone-has-a-secret” similarity to the Killing (an Twin Peaks, btw), and it offsets the biggest criticism that the Killing took – a cliffhanger ending to season one in which the mystery was not solved, not to mention forcing viewers to wait an entire year between seasons, where the viewing public basically either forgot or didn’t care about the show anymore.

    So well done, Netflix. I look forward watching (whenever I want) Hemlock Grove.