Source: The official
a third season of horror show
Fans of the werewolves-and-vampires yarn had started to lose
hope. In 2013, the second season was scheduled just a couple of
weeks after the binge-friendly premiere of season one. This
summer, the news came nearly two months after season two's July
bow. When asked about future seasons, horror master and executive
producer Eli Roth simply dodged the question.
"The best policy for us is to just focus on one season at a
time, and make it be great,"
he told genre magazine
in late July. "If you make it great and people watch it, we'll be
lucky enough to do a third season, which we'd love to do."
is back for a third season, featuring 10 more episodes. On the
other hand, this season will definitely be the last.
Netflix made no bones about it in press materials. The news is
presented as "the third and final season," and Roth gushes about
the opportunity to go out with a bang.
"Knowing it will be our last, gives us the opportunity to go
out in a mushroom cloud of clever and soul-shattering mayhem,"
Eli Roth is definitely back for the final swing, alongside
showrunner Chic Eglee. Beyond that, Netflix and production studio
were light on third-seasons details.
The press release didn't go into detail on which actors from
the first two seasons might be back. Given the lengthy delay of
this renewal, I wouldn't be surprised to find a couple of stars
accepting jobs elsewhere on a conflicting production schedule.
Then again, maybe the news came late exactly because Netflix
wanted to hammer out contract details with its key
We'll know more in the coming weeks, as production news is
bound to leak out via interviews and social media. I do expect
things to be different and -- above all -- unpredictable. Unlike
Game of Thrones
, which is held reasonably close to George R.R. Martin's novel
creator Brian McGreevy spent eight years developing one novel,
which became the basis for season one. By the second season,
there's no canonical written material to work with, giving Roth
and Eglee entirely free reins.
In the meantime, it looks like fan support inspired Netflix to
renew this series. Roth thanked fans for championing the series
over two seasons, and Gaumont International Television CEO Katie
O'Connell followed suit: "We are thrilled Netflix recognizes [the
amazing fan support] and is rewarding the fans with a third and
final season," she said.
Netflix doesn't make series orders on a whim. The company
fans, glanced at its secret viewership statistics for the show,
and gave Eli Roth another call. There's enough evidence to make
this show worth another investment. It's just a shame that fans
and Netflix investors don't get to see all the data.
Set to debut in the summer of 2015,
is preparing to mess with horror devotees' minds one more
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