Hemlock Grove, a Netflix original series, premiered to more viewers in it's opening weekend than House of Cards. If you've seen both of these shows you may find this fact a bit perplexing, however, Hemlock Grove found itself a very fervent fan base who was very vocal and flooded social media with demands for a second season. Obviously, their wish was granted and the show returned with a new showrunner, Chic Eglee, who promised a more streamlined and exciting storytelling process. Eglee definitely brought a fresh take to the show and the second season was quite a bit more fun than it's predecessor, but it still felt as though it was looking for it's voice. I wonder how much of this played into Neflix's decision to make Hemlock Grove's third season it's final season. In addition to it being the final season, it will only be ten episodes.
Eli Roth, an executive producer on the show, has said, “We are so grateful to the fans of Hemlock Grove who have championed the series so intensely over two seasons. 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.”
My relationship with Hemlock Grove has been equal parts love and hate. The book, and both seasons of the show have been one of my favorite things to hate. I just can't quit Hemlock Grove, so, I am very happy to know that Netlix has made the decision for me. Honestly, a lot of shows should take a lesson from Hemlock Grove and quit while they're still ahead.