Eli Roth and Netflix Team Up For ‘Hemlock Grove’

The director of "Hostel" will executive produce a new 13 episode horror series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last month, Netflix announced plans to resurrect "Arrested Development" as a limited run series. And apparently, Netflix's ambition for original programming hasn't abated yet.

According to Deadline, Netflix is in final negotiations to order "Hemlock Grove," a one hour horror series from executive producer Eli Roth. "Hemlock Grove" is based upon an upcoming graphic novel by Brian McGreevy which is said to be "set against the backdrop of our darkest myths" with "adolescent deceptions" and promises that it will redefine what it means to be a monster through the struggle to be human.

"Hemlock Grove" is being eyed for a 13 episode order, with McGreevy set to write the pilot alongside his frequent collaborator, Lee Shipman.

Roth is widely known for writing and directing "Cabin Fever" and the "Hostel" film series; which arguably ushered in the rise of the "torture porn" era in horror. Roth has also appeared as an actor in  "Death Proof," "Inglourious Basterds," "Piranha 3D" and "2001 Maniacs." Roth recently appeared in an episode of "Curiosity" on the Discovery Channel and he is directing the upcoming film, "Endangered Species."

If "Hemlock Grove" goes forward at Netflix, it will be the third original series ordered by the streaming service. Earlier this year, Netflix gave Kevin Spacey and David Fincher's "House of Cards" a two season pickup in addition to greenlighting "Orange is The New Black" from "Weeds" creator Jenji Kohan.

"Hemlock Grove" is also being produced by Gaumont International Television, the company behind the potential "Hannibal" series on NBC.