The original Netflix series Hemlock Grove was a collaboration between the streaming service and producer/distributor Gaumont, and didn’t belong to Netflix forever — as evidenced by its removal from the service last month. But if you were hoping to see Hemlock Grove soon we have good news for you: the independent free streaming network FilmRise had hit one share with Gaumont to bring all three seasons (33 episodes) of the show to their service. Also part of the FilmRise and Gaumont deal are all three seasons (39 episodes) of the Thomas Harris-inspired series Hannibal!
Based on a novel by Brian McGreevy and executive produced by Eli Roth, Hemlock Grove follows the strange happenings in a fictional town in Pennsylvania. Roman Godfrey, heir to the town’s wealthy Godfrey family, befriends the town’s newcomer, Peter Rumancek. The recent brutal murders in the city have sparked rumors, and the two work together to shed light on the case, while also hiding their own dark secrets.
The series stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Kaniehtiio Horn and Joel de la Fuente.
Executive produced by Bryan Fuller, Hannibal explores the early relationship between renowned psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter and a young FBI criminal profiler haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
That series has Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne and Gillian Anderson in the lead roles.
FilmRise’s Max Einhorn had this to say about the deal with Gaumont: “These beloved horror series are welcome additions to FilmRise. Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal was a creative feat for network television when it launched on NBC as it was Hemlock Grove as one of Netflix’s early original series. We’re excited to be among the first truly free streaming destinations to offer these shows.“
Gaumont’s Nicolas Atlan provided the following announcement:”We are delighted to be working with FilmRise on the distribution of two of our most popular series. Their network’s audience reach has grown exponentially over the years and we are delighted that through this deal we can offer old and new fans the opportunity to watch these series.“
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