FilmRise has acquired the distribution rights to Gaumont’s Emmy® Award-nominated horror series, "Hannibal" (three seasons- 39 episodes) and "Hemlock Grove" (three seasons -33 episodes). FilmRise to distribute both programs on the FilmRise branded OTT apps in the U.S.
Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for FilmRise, states, “These beloved horror series are welcome additions to FilmRise. Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ was a creative achievement for network TV when it launched on NBC, as was 'Hemlock Grove' as one of Netflix’s early original series. We are excited to be among the first truly free streaming destinations to offer these shows.”
“We are excited to be working with FilmRise on the distribution of two of our most popular series. Their network’s audience reach has grown exponentially over the years, and we are happy that we can offer, through this deal, the opportunity for old and new fans to watch these series,” said Nicolas Atlan, President, Gaumont USA.
"Hannibal," created and written by Bryan Fuller, explores the early relationship between renowned psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and a young FBI criminal profiler (Hugh Dancy) who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.
"Hemlock Grove," based on Brian McGreevy’s best-selling debut novel of the same name, premiered on Netflix in 2013 and stars Famke Janssen (“X-Men”) and Bill Skarsgard (“It”). The series examines the strange secrets and happenings that are a part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove, where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.