Grimm star David Giuntoli’s new show: Actor scores CBS pilot gig

David Giuntoli's new show -You’ve seen him on Grimm for quite a long time now — and you could now be seeing David Giuntoli’s new show on CBS a little bit later this year. That of course depends on what the network decides that they want to do at the end of the day.

Deadline reports that Giuntoli is going to be appearing alongside former Unforgettable star Poppy Montgomery for a pilot entitled Mission Control, which comes from The Martian novelist Andy Weir. The series fittingly revolves around NASA engineers and scientists, and will be set within this familiar-but-still-exciting world. Given all of the talk about the space race these days, we do think that this could be an interesting series.

As for what role David is going to be playing, be prepared to see him play the role of an astronaut by the name of Stevenson. It’s a role that is certainly going to be different than Nick, and it has to be exciting from him to dive into this so soon.

One of the things that is actually exciting about the way in which Grimm is ending is that structurally, the show is going off the air at a great time, if for no other reason than that it’s coming off the air at pretty much the perfect time in which the actors can go and do other things. If this had been a 22-episode season this time around, that wouldn’t have been possible. The Grimm finale is at this point only a matter of weeks away.

As for whether or not David Giuntoli’s new show actually gets picked up, you’re going to be waiting for a little while in order to see what happens. The network won’t likely confirm anything until May, since they don’t often get a chance to see all of the pilots and make their decisions until the weeks leading up to the upfront presentation. CBS is probably going to pick up fewer pilots than the other members of the Big Four networks, mostly because of the sole fact that they’ve already got a pretty established lineup and not too many holes in the schedule right now.

What do you think about the idea of this show, and do you think that it could be a hit if CBS decides to pick the series up? Be sure to share some of your thoughts right now in the comments! (Photo: CBS.)

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