David Giuntoli has landed the lead in NBC’s drama pilot “Grimm,” reports Deadline. Created by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf and to be directed by Marc Buckland (“My Name is Earl”, “Scrubs”), it is described as a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist. Grimm centers on Nick Burckhardt (Giuntoli), a good-looking detective who starts to see humans as beast/animals and discovered that he has a legacy – to protect “humans” from these beasts.
In other TV news, FX announced today that the mastermind behind “Glee” — along with his fellow creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk — are returning to FX with a new drama pilot called “American Horror Story,” reports EW. The collaboration between Murphy and Falchuk reunites the duo with FX, where they worked on “Nip/Tuck” for seven years. The pilot will be directed by Murphy with production beginning in April. Should FX order the pilot to series, production would begin in late spring and debut this fall.
“We knew this project was perfect for FX,” stated Falchuk. “That network put itself on the map for its big, bold, some might say slightly twisted shows, and the creative freedom we had on ‘Nip/Tuck’ was incredibly liberating. John immediately got what we were trying to do, which was bring the horror genre to television but with our own subversive sensibilities.”