The new Netflix original show, Hemlock Grove, is now available to stream on Netflix Instant. So far the new paranormal show has received mixed reviews. Considering most viewers haven’t had time to watch the entire season; it is too early to make a general decision on its quality or potential to be successful. You can’t help but wonder how a show that was not even created for television managed to put together such an impressive cast though. Here’s a look at the cast of Netflix’s new show, Hemlock Grove.
Famke Janssen as Olivia Godfrey
Famke Janssen was born in the Netherlands in 1964, she moved to the United States when she was twenty years old. Before she began her acting career she was modeling for companies like Chanel. In 1992 she began appearing in minor roles on television shows like Melrose Place, The Untouchables, and Model By Day. In 1995 she expanded her acting to movies and her first role was in Lord Of Illusions, as Dorothea Swan. Since she took that role she has appeared in over thirty-five movies. Some of the popular films she appeared in were Taken 2, X-Men, The Faculty, Hide and Seek, and House on Haunted Hill.
Lili Taylor as Lynda Rumancek
If you have watched any of the episodes of Hemlock Grove, Lili is probably the first actress you recognized because of her long acting roster. The American actress has been appearing in films and television shows since 1986. Her first major role was in Mystic Pizza as Jojo, alongside American film icon Julia Roberts. Since she landed that part she has appeared in over sixty television shows and movies. Just last year she appeared in four movies; Future Weather, The Courier, Being Flynn, and About Cherry.
Penelope Mitchell as Letha Godfrey
Penelope is a young up-and-coming Australian actress. She actually just appeared in the Australian reality TV series, Next Stop Hollywood, where six Australian actors compete for roles during the US TV pilot season. Before she was cast in Hemlock Grove she had a few minor roles in movies like Meth To Madness and The Grace of Others.
Bill Skarsgard as Roman Godfrey
Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard is playing the part of Olivia Godfrey’s son, Roman. He has only been acting for a few years, and most of his previous parts were in Swedish films. Recently he appeared in Victoria, Anna Karenina, and Simon & The Oaks.
Landon Liboiron as Peter Rumancek
Landon, a native of Canada, began his acting career in 2006 when he landed minor roles in a string of made for TV movies. In 2009 he landed the role that solidified his career, Declan Coyne on Degrassi. After appearing in 63 episodes, he moved on and was cast as Josh Shannon in Terra Nova in 2011. He appeared in two movies and then was cast as the mysterious gypsy boy Peter in Netflix’s new show Hemlock Grove.