Earlier this fall, the news first came out that there could be a Grimm spin-off coming to NBC in the future. While this is certainly intriguing, it’s far too early to know how it is going to tie into the original show — let alone if it is actually going to happen.
One thing that is clear, though, is simple this: If the new version of Grimm does happen, it will have the full endorsement of one of the people who matters the most in original series star David Giuntoli. Speaking via TV Guide, the actor (now a part of ABC’s A Million Little Things) made it abundantly clear that he would be excited about the idea of the series continuing to exist in some form; beyond that, he also made it clear that he would be game to turn up at some point as a guest star:
“I just want them to roll old Nick Burkhardt, his old bag of bones, off the couch every now and again for a ‘special guest star.’ And hopefully the new female lead can do all the fight scenes.”
It does feel clear why NBC would want a little more Grimm, mostly in that the original was a solid contributor on the network for many years on Friday nights, which is hardly an easy spot to shine if you are a scripted drama. Yet, it attracted a big genre following, and it certainly performed better for most of its run than either Blindspot or Midnight, Texas is right now. For NBC, they would see picking up this show as a substantial positive step in the right direction. The larger mystery at the moment is whether or not it would actually work given that the original Grimm premiered back before streaming services took off. There are more options out there right now, and you would have to adjust some of the expectations accordingly with that in mind. Still, the world could probably use more entertaining television from this particular world and the involvement of some of the original producers behind the scenes make us optimistic that this is a show that would very much honor the original.
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