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NBC’s Grimm ‘So Not About The Fairy Tale’

By on August 2, 2011

New to NBC this fall is Grimm, a cop procedural show with a difference.

Grimm follows Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) who discovers that working Homicide in Portland Oregon isn’t quite what he expected.  Nick sees things that other people can’t.  Startling creepy supernatural things that no sane person should see.

These ‘visions’ lead Burkhardt to the realization that he is a descendant of an elite group of hunters known as Grimms.  As a Grimm Nick is charged with stopping the proliferation of dangerous supernatural creatures in our world.

Burkhardt is joined by Lieutenant Hank Griffin, played by Russell Hornsby.  Griffin is a straight up, classically trained police Lieutenant who must make sense of his highly unusual partner and the crimes they are tasked with solving together.

It takes the police procedural and kind of turns it on its head,” executive producer David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) told reporters at the Television Critics Association (TCA) recently. “And it takes the storybook fairy tales and fractures that.”

Executive Producer Todd Milner was adamant that the show is not about to follow the current trend for fantasy and fairytale elements like the upcoming Once Upon a Time, and two Snow White movies from Relativity and Universal.

“There are a lot of movies and shows about fairy tales, but ours is so not about the fairy tale. It’s a police procedural with a hint of fairy tale.”

Grimm kicks off this fall on NBC on Friday October 21st, 9/8c.

Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee and Sasha Roiz also star.

Grimm is a production of Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions. It is executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner.  Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt are the creators/executive producers and Marc Buckland directs.





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