How many network shows can say that their breakout character is a blutbad [werewolf]?
NBC’s Grimm [Fridays, 10/9C] is, ostensibly about a cop who discovers that Grimm’s Fairytales were fact – and has to deal with the descendants of those long-ago stories, but Silas Weir Mitchell’s Clockmaker – and reformed blutbad – gets most of the best moments. Check out Monroe’s Greatest Hits, above, and then check out two scenes from this week’s episode of Grimm, Organ Grinder.
Barney Burman is one of the Make-Up Effects personnel on NBC’s new series, Grimm [Tonight 10/9C, Fridays 9/8C]. On Monday, he spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about making the show’s many creatures come to life.
Following the jump, there’s also a brief video interview Burman gave for tonight’s episode.
Detective Nick Burkhardt is a Grimm – he can see monsters for what they truly are – one of the last of his kind. The only problem is that he’s got a very short learning curb because now they will be targeting him.
The good news is that supernatural-themed sci-fi dramas have been making a comeback on broadcast TV, which is terrific for those of us who want to avoid the constant onslaught of reality series and even more standard cop dramas. The bad news is that NBC decided to make a bonehead move and schedule their new series GRIMM opposite two other already established shows within the same genre, CW’s “Supernatural” and FOX’s “Fringe.” Considering that the pool of viewers usually drawn to such shows is already rather small and currently fractured between Supernatural and Fringe, adding a third player into this mix makes no sense at all. Rather than trying to fracture the small pool even further, it would have made more sense to capture a greater sample of this genre’s available viewers by scheduling opposite, well, anything else the rest of the week that isn’t sci-fi!
The premise of GRIMM puts a new twist on the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm by having a homicide detective learn that he is a descendant of a group of hunters known as “grimms” whose job is to keep humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world living among us. The addition of the supernatural element certainly puts a twist on the typical cop procedural show. The real Brothers Grimm created their fairytales in the early 1800s. While we are certainly familiar with the cleaned up versions of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Frog, Hansel and Gretel, and Rapunzel (to name a few), many of these original tales had dark, gruesome and macabre elements. It is this scary element that GRIMM will be trying to capture.
If you are on Twitter, beginning today, you have the opportunity to catch the premiere of NBC’s Grimm [Fridays, 9/8C] – a full two weeks before its network debut. Also planned are a ten-city screening tour and 20-minute previews on a number of NBC-related websites.
Here it is, the thing I just know Eclipsemagazine readers have been waiting for: part two of the shout outs from of the stars of NBC Television!
As I said in part one, your roving reporter attended the Saturday night NBC Network Party at the 2011 SDCC. While there, I had a chance to mix and mingle with some of the brightest talents on the NBC Television Network. Even though I couldn’t take all of the readers of Eclipsemagazine with me to the party, and we would have had a blast if I could have, some of the stars of NBC series’ where more than happy to give a shout out to all of you.
In part two of this article, the shout outs come from four of the stars of the new NBC series ‘Grimm’, which will be airing on Friday nights at 9 PM EST starting this Fall.
The 2011 San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and already networks are sending out advanced information about their upcoming action and scifi related series. Today NBC Universal released an announcement about their plans to promote their new series GRIMM at the upcoming 2011 San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, July 23rd. They will be offering Comic Con attendees an opportunity to exclusively screen the pilot episode and participate in a Q&A with the cast and creators of the upcoming fantasy series.
GRIMM, debuting on NBC this fall, is a provocative police procedural with supernatural mythology, inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales. With an original “crime-fighting meets story-telling” premise, the series promises a new world of police work where the cases have a storybook connection, but not always happily ever after. The inventive drama hails from writers/executive producers Jim Kouf (“Angel) and David Greenwalt (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and the producing team of Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (‘Hot in Cleveland’) as executive producers. Kouf and Greenwalt will join the full cast at the Comic Con premiere screening and panel including: David Giuntoli (“Turn The Beat Around”), Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights”), Bitsie Tulloch (“Quarterlife”), Silas Weir Mitchell (“Prison Break”), Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”). More details to be announced at a later date. Grimm” is a production of Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions.
As the network with the biggest need to attain credibility with the American public, is going for it! The network’s new drama schedule runs the gamut from traditional to way, way out there, with The Firm, a sequel to John Grisham’s The Firm, and an adaptation of Lynda LaPlante’s brilliant U.K. series, Prime Suspect. Other new series include Playboy Club, Awake [a police detective finds himself living in two worlds after a tragic car accident], Grimm [a world in which the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm were real] and Smash [the last being positioned for a mid-season premiere].
On the comedy side, NBC has taken six pilots to series: Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea!, Bent, Best Friends Forever, Free Agents and Up All Night.