"Jellyfish in the Sky"
Series Hemlock Grove
Season 1, Episode 1
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Air date April 19th, 2013
Writers Brian McGreevy; Lee Shipman
Director Eli Roth
Producers Lynn Raynor; Lauren LeFranc; Rafe Judkins; Daniel Paige; Eli Roth; Eric Newman; Michael A. Connolly; Peter Friedlander; Sidonie Dumas; Christophe Riandee; Katie O'Connell; Elisa Roth; Mark Verheiden; Brian McGreevy; Lee Shipman; Deran Sarafian; Tim King; Gregg Simon
Starring Famke Janssen; Bill Skarsgård; Landon Liboiron; Penelope Mitchell; Freya Tingley; Dougray Scott
Episode guide
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"Jellyfish in the Sky" is the first episode of season one the supernatural drama series Hemlock Grove, which is based on a 2012 novel by the same name written by Brian McGreevy. This episode was directed by series producer Eli Roth and written by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman. It premiered exclusively on Netflix, along with the rest of the episodes from season one, on April 19th, 2013.


The town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania is a place of strange people and dark secrets. A cheerleader is savagely murdered by what most believe is a vicious animal attack, but evidence also suggests something more. Teenager Peter Rumancek returns to Hemlock Grove with his mother Lynda to take up residence in the abandoned trailer home left behind by his uncle, Nicolae. Another odd youth in the town is Roman Godfrey, who comes from a life of wealth and privelege. In addition to sharing a somewhat inappropriate bond with his mother, Olivia, Roman enjoys going to amusement parks, hiring prostitutes and engaging in occasional bouts of bloodletting.


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Notes & Trivia

  • The title of this episode, "Jellyfish in the Sky", refers to a dream that Peter Rumancek has in the beginning of the episode. The dream also includes a scene of a snake eating it's own tail.
  • Actress Famke Janssen is also known for playing the role of mustant telepath Jean Grey in the X-Men film series.
  • Peter Rumancek is accused of being a werewolf in this episode. Actor Landon Liboiron is no stranger to this sort of role. He played werewolf teenager Will Kidman in the 2011 direct-to-video feature The Howling: Reborn. Liboiron is also known for his work on TV shows such as Degrassi: The Next Generation and Terra Nova]'.
  • Director Eli Roth appeared at WonderCon in April, 2013 to talk about Hemlock Grove. He was interviewed by Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein. [1]


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