Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Sneak Peek of NBC's Grimm from the San Diego Comic Con!

Director: Marc Buckland.

Creators: Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt.

Executive Producers: Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner.

More and more creators are adapting from the works of the Brothers Grimm. In addition to the comic books and movies that hearkens to their dark, sinister, world, NBC will air a new television series in the fall. It will be populated with fairy tale lore and they won't be your typical bedtime story either. Simply titled "Grimm", this series will get its premiere pilot screening at the San Diego Comic Convention, June 23, in Room 6A.

Set in present-day Portland, this Kolchak: The Night Stalker like series will this time have a homicide detective, Nick Burkhardt (David Guintoli), discover that he's a descendant of a group of hunters known as "Grimms." They fight to keep the forces of good and evil in equilibrium. But when Burkhardt learns he's the last of his kind, comparisons with other television series will no doubt be raised.

If the trailer is any indication, this series may very well be similar to Forever Knight. Ignoring the fact that the hero is a vampire, Detective Nick Knight is often trying to free himself from his chains of fate while teamed with an unknowing partner from the force.

After the screening, attendees will get to meet the cast and producers from this series in a question-and-answer panel – 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") are scheduled to appear.

How well this series will appeal will depend on ratings and hitting a nerve with pop culture's growing love for the occult. If Friday nights aren't bad enough with more stay-at-home enticements, the bloodbath that will ensue in the airwaves will prove to be the real fight than in what Burkhardt will have to face.

"Grimm" is a production of Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions and is set to air 9-10p.m. EST Fridays, in direct competition with CW's own Supernatural.

"Grimm" at NBC:

Grimm at NBC (Preview)

The Brothers Grimm (2005):

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