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Annalise Keating might know How to Get Away With Murder, but when it comes to dealing with the other M word — mutants! — will she prove so adept?

Fans of ABC’s TGIT thriller will find out now that X Men‘s Famke Janssen is joining the cast for a multi-episode arc, TVLine has learned exclusively.

ABC confirmed Janssen’s casting, but declined to provide details of her character. Rumor has it she will be playing a brilliant, revered defense attorney who takes her job very seriously.

ABC confirmed Janssen’s casting, but declined to provide details of her character. Rumor has it she will be playing a brilliant, revered defense attorney who takes her job very seriously.

TVLine

Sep 05, 2014
By Victoria • Hemlock Grove

Are you a fan of Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove?” Yes? So YOU’RE the one! Well, we’ve got some bad news for you, sunshine! Netflix announced today that the series will conclude in 2015 with a third and final season.

From the Press Release

The Netflix Original Series “Hemlock Grove,” from Gaumont International Television, a riveting and eerie mystery from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, has been picked up for a third and final season. Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season, which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015.

“We are so grateful to the fans of ‘Hemlock Grove’ who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons,” said executive producer Eli Roth. “We are looking forward to taking the last and final season into some dark and unexpected places and to giving viewers the killer finale you’d come to expect from ‘Hemlock Grove.’”

“We are delighted that our fans have invited us back to explore the fiendish recesses of the human condition for another season. Knowing it will be our last gives us the opportunity to go out in a mushroom cloud of clever and soul-shattering mayhem. See you soon on the twisted streets of Hemlock Grove,” said executive producer Chic Eglee.

“We, along with the fans, are looking forward to visiting Hemlock Grove one last time, and we know that Chic, Eli, and the team will provide a riveting and mind-bending conclusion to complete the series,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Programming.

“The fan support of ‘Hemlock Grove’ has been amazing, and we are thrilled Netflix recognizes this and is rewarding the fans with a third and final season. We look forward to delivering a thrilling, suspenseful, and bold narrative for this final chapter. Working closely with Netflix has and continues to be an invaluable collaboration for Gaumont International Television,” said Katie O’Connell, CEO, of Gaumont International Television.

DreadCentral

Jun 12, 2014

Netflix Announces Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove returns in July.

Hemlock Grove is coming back to Netflix. The supernatural thriller series from executive producer Eli Roth will make all 10 of the season 2’s episodes on Friday, July 11.

The trailer just shows the mesmerizing Olivia Godfrey, played by Famke Janssen from X-Men, morphing through the screen as a snippet of music plays. I think they’re singing, “it feels better lying down,” which I’m not sure if you’re supposed do right after taking hemlock.

Hemlock Grove also stars Bill Skarsgård from Simon & The Oaks, Landon Liboiron from Terra Nova, plays a wolf man and Dougray Scott from Mission Impossible II.

Hemlock Grove follows the supernatural incidents of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania. The small town is reeling from a massacre. Last season was based on the book by Brian McGreevy. This season McGreevy will veer off into newer and darker corners.

The show will be run by Charles H. “Chic” Eglee, who worked on The Shield, Dexter and The Walking Dead. Hemlock Grove was nominated for a special effects Emmy last year.

Eli Roth told the media “I cannot wait for fans to see what’s in store for Season 2 – it is going to blow away all expectations. Netflix has been an incredible partner, and whenever we wanted to take the story in a dangerous direction, they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place. We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”



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Jun 20, 2013
By Chanel • Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove will continue to serve up scares.
Netflix has ordered a second season of the original series from exec producer Eli Roth, the streaming service announced on Wednesday. Charles H. “Chic” Eglee (The Walking Dead, Dexter, The Shield) will serve as showrunner for the horror thriller’s sophomore run.
“The worldwide fan response to Hemlock Grove was phenomenal,” said Roth in a statement. “Netflix members loved the potent combination of sexy monsters, mystery and the dark family soap opera that ended with a huge twist, leaving audiences worldwide totally shocked. Season 1 was just a warm up for what we have in store for Season 2. Get ready to be scared in ways you never expected.”
Added Neflix’s VP of Original Content Cindy Holland: “Chic’s addition to the show, and his experience on such fan favorites as The Shield, The Walking Dead and Dexter, will heighten the intensity of the mystery that grips Hemlock Grove.” Season 2 will consist of 10 episodes, slated to premiere in 2014.

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May 24, 2013

Hemlock Grove’s Famke Janssen joined in on AfterBuzz TV’s Hemlock Grove aftershow discussion Tuesday night. In her interview, Janssen talks about the potential of a second season for Hemlock Grove, why she doesn’t want to be an actress forever and more.

Hemlock Grove’s Famke Janssen joined in on AfterBuzz TV’s Hemlock Grove aftershow discussion Tuesday night. In her interview, Janssen talks about the potential of a second season for Hemlock Grove, why she doesn’t want to be an actress forever and more.
Janssen on Directing vs. Acting
“I feel really blessed that I’ve been able to do both [act and direct]…I think as a woman it’s always a little bit trickier…I felt that as a model too, because I was a model before I was an actress, that I didn’t want to be in the refrigerator past my expiration date. I feel the same way in acting. I don’t want to be the rotten milk in the fridge. I would like to opt out a little bit before that happens, preferably. I really enjoy writing and directing and I have a lot to learn still in that, so I hope to do it more.”
Janssen on A Second Season for Hemlock Grove:
“[The] second season is being discussed. It’s not in the works. But it’s being discussed. We will all find out soon whether that is actually going to be happening. Soon as in the next couple weeks, by June or something I think they need to make up their minds. Contractually I’m part of this show. So, if it goes again you will be more than likely to see me again.”
Janssen on Joking Around with Castmates:
“We’re not deeply character type of actors where we really take that stuff very seriously. So we joked around. Dougray [Norman Godfrey] and I did a lot, too. Especially when scenes get more tense you try to find a way to just keep it light in between. Unless it’s really demanding and then I don’t talk to anybody and just stay in character and stay in a dreary state or whatever I need to be. But no- Bill and I got along really well as did with most of the other cast. It was quite a nice atmosphere on set.
Janssen on How Hemlock Grove is Different Than Other Projects She’s Worked on:
“[Hemlock Grove] is very intensive because you shoot 13 episodes over 6 months. We shot about 8 days per episode or something. That’s an hour in 8 days. Some of the movies that take an hour and a half of screen time take about 6 months, 3 months, 4 months, whatever. So of course it’s extremely quick in comparison. Even a movie- I directed a movie called ‘Bringing Up Bobby,’ which was shot in 20 days. But still 20 days versus 8 days- 20 days for an hour and a half, and this is 8 days for an hour. So it goes very quickly when you’re filming it. Right before you’re finished with one episode you get the new scenes and new script for the following episode. The pacing is very different from filmmaking.”
Janssen on Hemlock Grove’s Netflix adaptation being different than the book:
“There are differences throughout [the Netflix adaptation]. The very ending of the show is different then the ending of the book for example. It became it’s own thing which is very good I think because novels tend to be too big. I think for a large part we stayed fairly true to the book.”

(Phone conversation with Famke starts at around 10:15 mins)

May 06, 2013
By Chanel • Captures,Hemlock Grove
May 04, 2013
By Chanel • Hemlock Grove,Videos

I can’t embed it so please click here to view.:)

Apr 28, 2013