You know what doesn’t get old? Old stories. You know why? Because we keep making them new and relevant. Of course, that’s how Grimm came to be in the first place, right? So it only makes sense that a spinoff should do the same.
Presumably, that’s what NBC is thinking with the just announced Grimm spinoff with a female lead. After six seasons on the air, many of you may painfully recall, the fan favorite fantasy police-procedural called it quits in March of 2017.
The new show, stemming again from Universal TV and Hazy Mills, will be written and exec produced by Iron Fist’s Melissa Glenn, while Grimm co-creators/showrunners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf will function as consulting producers.
According to Dateline’s sources, the spinoff will ”center on a female Grimm.” But though Portland Homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) may not be taking the lead in the investigations, “per NBC,” the show will feature new adventures and characters, with “some” returning castmembers as both guest stars and recurring. No word yet on who that might be though.
Beginning right with the The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” backed malicious big-bad-wolf attack in the very first scene of Season 1, Grimm put the grim into the admittedly already quite macabre fairytales created, or at least retold, by the brother’s Grimm.
Detective Burkhardt himself is also a Grimm, but moreso in the guarding the balance between man and the not-so-mythological Wesen sense of the word. The show co-starred Russell Hornsby, who played Burkhart’s partner, alongside Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee.
Both Hornsby and Giuntoli have since singed onto other shows on other networks, so it’s hard to imagine we’ll be seeing much of them. But since Grimm continued to do well for NBC throughout its run, it’s not too surprising they’d want to keep the franchise going. And with female heroes taking their rightful stands all across genre mediums, it’s exciting to see Grimm making old stories new again, right?