It’s the end of the road for Grimm. NBC has announced that the supernatural crime drama is getting the ax and that it would wrap after a shortened Season 6.
Despite airing on Fridays, Grimm defied the odds and became a hit during the 2011-2012 season. It was also the first series launched by the current NBC regime to actually stick around.
Fans became suspicious when the series received a 13-episode order for Season 6, while the previous five seasons consisted of 22 episodes each. Grimm usually debuted right before Halloween, but the premiere date for the sixth season has been pushed back to Jan. 6. The final season will also debut in its new timeslot of 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m., so mark your calendars, set up your Google alerts, etc. etc. etc., accordingly.
Season 6 will feature what fans have been waiting for: a final showdown between Nick and Capt. Renard. Here are the first details for Grimm’s final season as per Deadline:
The nefarious forces of Black Claw have been silenced and Nick (David Giuntoli) faces an all too familiar foe in Capt. Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). Now in the seat of power as the mayor elect of Portland, Renard is poised to bring rise to his own brand of law and order. Nick must take a stand to protect his city and those closest to him, especially his child with Adalind (Claire Coffee). It will take the full force of Nick and his allies to find a way to bring the peace.
Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) grapple with bringing a child into a new and tumultuous world, and Eve (Bitsie Tulloch) faces unsettling identity issues as her former self lurks below the surface.
The series also stars Russell Hornsby and Reggie Lee and was created by David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Jim Kouf (National Treasure) and Stephen Carpenter (Blue Streak). Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) and Todd Milliner (Hot in Cleveland) serve as executive producers alongside Greenwalt and Kouf.
Are you gutted by the cancellation of Grimm, or do you believe it was time for the series to go?