FilmRise Acquires OTT Rights to ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Hemlock Grove’

Hemlock Grove

Stephanie Prange

FilmRise, a New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired distribution rights to Gaumont’s two Emmy-nominated series, Hannibal and Hemlock Grove. The deal allows FilmRise to distribute both programs in FilmRise-branded OTT programming in the United States.

The deal includes all three seasons – 39 episodes – of Hannibal and all three seasons – 33 episodes – Hemlock Grove.


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) troubled by his ability to empathize with a serial killer. The series stars Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford and Gillian Anderson as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier.

Based on Brian McGreevy’s debut novel of the same name, Hemlock Grove premiered on Netflix in 2013 and stars Famke Janssen (X-Men) and Bill Skarsgård (It). The series examines the strange mysteries and events that are part of everyday life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove, where the darkest evils lurk in plain sight.

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“These beloved horror series are welcome additions to FilmRise. Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ was a creative breakthrough for network television when it launched on NBC, as was ‘Hemlock Grove’ as one of Netflix’s early original series,” said Max Einhorn, senior vice president of acquisitions and co-productions for FilmRise , in a statement. . “We are very excited to be one of the first truly free streaming destinations to offer these shows.”

“We are thrilled to partner with FilmRise to distribute two of our most popular series,” said Nicholas Atlan, president of Gaumont USA, in a statement. “Their network audience has grown exponentially over the years, and we’re happy to be able to offer new and old fans the chance to watch these series through this deal.”

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