“We shall see the crumbs of bread, and they will show us our way home again,” Hänsel and Gretel assured each other before flaking out with a witch in the woods. A fractured fairy tale is putting the pieces back together for a comeback. NBC is developing a Grimm spinoff which will feature a female Grimm, according to Variety.
“Building off the mythology of the original series, the new show will feature returning fan favorites while also introducing new characters, new dangers and epic new mysteries,” according to the official logline.
The as-yet-untitled Grimm spinoff will be written and executive produced by Melissa Glenn (Marvel’s Iron Fist, The CW’s Beauty and the Beast). It will be produced by Universal TV and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s studio-based Hazy Mills Productions. If the spinoff is picked up to series, the original series co-creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf will be consulting producers.
Grimm followed Nick Burkhardt, played by David Giuntoli, a Portland detective who was descended from a line of warriors known as Grimms. The family line defended the Rose City from Wesen, magical creatures which are part human and part animal. Burkhardt, his partner Hank (Russell Hornsby), and fellow officer Sergeant Wu (Reggie Lee) also occasionally fought against their police captain, Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz).
Giuntoli currently appears on ABC’s A Million Little Things. Elizabeth Tulloch, who played Juliette/Eve, is set to play Lois Lane on The CW’s Superman crossover Arrowverse, which bows in December. Hornsby will be a regular on the upcoming series, Proven Innocent.
The spinoff will will feature returning players and introducing new characters. While Jacqueline Toboni played female Grimm Trubel on the series, it does not appear the show will follow her story line. Grimm‘s series finale saw the show jump into the future, where the characters’ descendants carry on the Grimm battle.
Grimm originally aired on NBC from 2011-17. It was one of the highest-rated shows on Friday nights, traditionally a hard sell on networks.
Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.
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