Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) just introduced a new original series called “Hemlock Grove” and it will feature all thirteen episodes so viewers can’t miss a beat, they can view it whenever they want.
The new show is based on the 2012 fiction novel from Brian McGreevy with the same name. It’s a thriller story with supernatural elements. The story, which takes place in a rural town in Pennsylvania, is about a teenage girl who is murdered and the whole town pays more attention to some of the town’s strange residents to see who might be responsible for the girl’s death.
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McGreevy and Lee Shipman developed the new series while Eli Roth directed the first episode and was executive producer for the entire series. “Hemlock Grove’s” roster of stars include Bill Skarsgard, Famke Janssen, Penelope Mitchell, and Landon Liboiron.
Last year, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) introduced their first original series “Lilyhammer” and this year, they launched “House of Cards”. The original series offers more variety for users who often use Netflix to replace cable or satellite television service.
The “House of Cards” proved to be a successful series but will “Hemlock Grove” enjoy the same amount of success? Although early reviews for the new series are mostly negative, over 1,400 Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) users have rated it 3.9 stars out of the 5 stars. It’s too early to predict the success of this show, but it may not fair as well as Netflix hoped it would.
Alan Sepinwal, who wrote the review on Hitflix, described the new show as having a bunch of crazy ideas without giving a real thought to the plot. He added, “The nuttiness becomes desensitizing after a while. “
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will also add former Fox series “Arrested Development” to their library next month. Love it or hate it, Netflix may have lasting power if the company can continue to hold consumer interest with their internet streaming service.