Grimm was, for many years, one of NBC’s most-successful Friday shows. It also proved that a series could be successful based mostly off of strong DVR ratings and an online following. It was never a ratings smash, but it didn’t ultimately matter all that much.
Now, it seems as though the network is looking to get back into the Grimm business once more. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is developing a spin-off set within the Grimm world via Melissa Glenn (Zoo, Leverage) alongside production studios Universal TV and Hazy Mills. Two of the original Grimm creators in Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt would be on board as consulting producers. There could be some returning characters, but it feels too early to cement anything as of right now.
Do we think that a spin-off set within the Grimm world can work? Certainly, but it does feel like the network would need to find a way to recruit some new viewers to go along with some of the people who already watched the original iteration of the show. The ratings for the final season of Grimm weren’t so great that it really justified a spin-off, so we think that this would be in a similar position to Legacies, the spin-off for The Originals that is trying to promote itself to new viewers just as much as it is people who enjoyed both that show as well as The Vampire Diaries.
If this spin-off happens, the earliest we imagine seeing it is in the fall of 2019. More than likely, it’d be a Friday show — what that means potentially for The Blacklist, Midnight, Texas, or Blindspot (who are all utilizing the Friday timeslots over the next year) remain to be seen. It’s likely that one of the three would not be back almost by default without even considering a spin-off. This just cements that idea even more.
Odds are, we’ll get a little bit more news about this proposed project over the next few weeks.
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