In the old days, big-time film directors wanted nothing to do with television. Making movies was a big deal – working in TV after you’d forged a career making features was slumming. My, how things have changed.
Today we bring you two new (and somewhat Not Safe for Work) trailers for upcoming television projects with big Hollywood filmmakers involved as producers. First up, let’s take a look at Eli Roth’s supernatural series Hemlock Grove.
Roth, best known for (inadvertently) helping create the term “torture porn” with his two Hostel films and appearing as “The Bear Jew” in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, is bringing a series inspired by Brian McGreevey’s novel of the same name to Netflix on April 19. The show is being billed as a darker version of Twin Peaks, and if the clip is any indication, it sort of looks like a series you’d find on the CW only with more gore and F-bombs. Since we happen to really like Supernatural on the CW, this is not a put-down.
Early reviews for Hemlock Grove have been mixed, but the good news is you’ll be able to watch the entire first season when it goes live on Friday. [via Blastr]
If you’d prefer your adventures take place on the high seas as opposed to a small Pennsylvania town, then perhaps you’ll be more interested in this new clip for Black Sails.
Michael Bay is producing the pirate drama for the folks over at Starz, and it looks all but guaranteed to fill the void left in the wake of Spartacus’ series finale – it’s got sex, violence, gore, looting, pillaging and all sorts of piratey things, without a peg leg in sight.
Fans looking to set sail with Black Sails will have to wait until 2014 for the show’s official debut, but here’s the spiffy trailer to whet your appetite. [via Vulture]