Ahead of Hemlock Grove‘s April 19 Netflix release, executive producer Eli Roth has opened up a bit more on the future of the series beyond Season 1, specifically in mapping out the overarching mythology.
Restating Twin Peaks as a reference point for Hemlock Grove, Roth outlined how he and his fellow producers plan to ensure the horror serial has a more sustainable mythology that could span multiple seasons.
He told THR:
Yes, and that was part of the pitch when we gave them season one. As much as I think Twin Peaks is my favorite show of all time, you can tell they never intended to solve Laura Palmer’s murder. I’ve talked about this to David Lynch and the network made him do it. And after that happened, they had to figure out a new mythology. We wanted to make sure that we had a long-term mythology that the murder at the beginning kicks off, and the murder is an excuse to dive into the world of this town of Hemlock Grove. Once that murder is solved, which it is, it opens up a much larger mythology that gets played out over several seasons. We wanted to write something that would be deep and that would give the fans something that’s worthwhile to dig into.