I wasn’t a huge fan of Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove,” in fact, I never finished the first season. As an obsessive completist, this is very telling. Still, the high-priced Netflix only series must have performed well enough to warrant a second season, so says THR.
The online mag conducted a lengthy interview with Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who speaks of potential plans for a second offering of “Hemlock Grove.”
“We’re hearing the pitches for the second season with plotlines and storylines now,” he revealed.
He also speaks on the negative reactions, especially from the genre crowd: ““Hemlock” is much more polarizing; you either love it or hate it. The crossover for the people who love the show was “American Horror Story,” not T”he Vampire Diaries.” It was incredibly popular in the Nordics because of the popularity of the Skarsgards [Bill Skarsgard stars] and in Latin America, where the horror genre is very big.
“The other thing I look at is the tween segment,” he adds. ““Hemlock Grove is horror, but it’s not really CW horror; it’s much more adult than that. So I think that we’d like to look at some series in that category.”
He nails my exact problem with the series: it’s confused. It clearly doesn’t want to be CW horror, but it also dabbles in it. And it also wants to be “adult,” but it’s not sexy nor violent enough. I’d make a plea with him that the second season needs to clearly define what it is…
Did you guys finish the first season? Thoughts?