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Hemlock Grove, One Of The First Original Netflix Series, Is Leaving The Streamer
Netflix quietly announced that one of its first original series, the horror-fantasy “Hemlock Grove,” will leave the streaming platform on October 22. The series ran for three seasons, with its first debuting on April 19, 2013, and follows Roman Godfrey (Bill Skarsgård) and Peter Rumancek (Landon Liboiron) as they investigate a string of brutal murders in the titular town.
“Hemlock Grove” was Netflix’s second venture into original programming and was released in between “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” The series also became one of the first streaming shows to be nominated for Emmys — the first season was nominated for its original theme music and visual effects, the latter specifically for the episode “Children of the Night.”
The reason for Netflix’s decision to remove “Hemlock Grove” is still unclear, but the streaming giant appears to be prioritizing original programming over acquisitions. Although “Hemlock Grove” is on physical media for those who want to watch the series, it appears to be out of print, and it remains unclear if Netflix will reproduce more copies after the show’s removal.