In the movie, the Quinn family moves to Marburg, Massachusetts – a town that turns out to be haunted by the most horrific nightmares spawned by the imagination of the Brothers Grimm….
Hate it or love it, another TV series has been adapted to the comic medium, NBC’s Grimm. A tale that follows the detective Nick Burkhardt who also happens to be a Grimm, which means he has the uncanny ability to see the supernatural side of life. I’m not overly fond of this kind of adaptation to begin with and this book did little to impress at the start. However, the comic asserts itself near the end where there’s some underlying potential to be found. READ MORE
Dynamite has already made a few announcements and the show has barely begun yet. The latest addition to their lineup comes in the form of the hit NBC TV series, Grimm. The publisher will produce several new series and graphic novels in association with NBC sometime in 2013.
The show is cross somewhere between “Fables” and Supernatural, following Detective Nick Burkhardt who deals with a bunch of mythological forces and cases. The show blends elements of horror and comedy and has become one of NBC’s biggest number getters. No word on any creative teams yet. READ MORE
Always down for a good horror series, I like to pass judgment on the newbies myself. As genre fans, do we care about Nielsen ratings? We just want a good dark story we can call our own. While others fell by the wayside this past year (The River, The Killing), a miniscule few survived the network cuts. One of them is Grimm, and if you haven’t caught on yet, this horror/cop drama is imaginative and intriguing and worth your time and support.
There were days, way back when, when you couldn’t even get good horror on cable. Non theater access to Dawn of the Dead and the like was something I had always longed for in a vision of a possible future. Now we have our zombie series wet dream, The Walking Dead, and shows like Grimm that inject a welcome amount of fictional blackness into our humble homes. While Grimm plays on NBC, and can’t hold a candle to the rawness of Kirkman’s series, it’s about as good as you can expect from a public, family network. Gore, monstrous violence, and intrigue; enough to keep us coming back each week. READ MORE
I didn’t even give the first episode a chance – mainly because I had heard ratings weren’t crushing – but apparently it was just enough as NBC has ordered a full season of freshman drama “Grimm.” Even more-so it appears to be doing better than I had thought…
The series, which melds procedural and horror elements, has been a godsend for the Peacock on Friday, a tough night for all of broadcasters to sustain programs. But “Grimm” is up 50% in its 9 p.m. time slot over the same period last year in the 18-49 demo, where it is averaging a 2.3 rating/7 share.
In addition, NBC is going to give “Grimm” a shot to pick up more viewers with a one-time run in the 10 p.m. time slot on Thursday, Dec. 8. It will be an original episode, and another original will air the following night in the series’ regular time slot.
Inspired by Grimm’s fairy tales, “Grimm” follows a detective, played by David Giuntoli, battling supernatural forces. The series’ emergence is all the more remarkable given it has gotten little help from lead-in “Chuck,” which has struggled in its final season. READ MORE
Cool! Bitsie Tulloch (Lonelygirl15) is finally getting some more roles! She’ll be joining Russell Hornsby (Meet the Parents) in the pilot episode of NBC’s “Grimm,” reports Deadline.
The two have said to have landed the lead roles in the dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist. It centers on Nick Burckhardt (David 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.
Hornsby will play Nick’s police partner. Tulloch will play Nick’s live-in girlfriend.
Earlier this week “Prison Break” alum and Halloween II star Silas Weir Mitchell was also cast opposite David Giuntoli. He will play Eddie Monroe, a reformed big bad wolf who has tamed his murderous instincts through a strict regimen of diet and Pilates. He starts helping Nick with his cases.
Last week we reported that NBC picked up a pilot mixing fantasy with a crime drama, giving the green to “Grimm,” described as a “dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist.” The only other details were that it was he project is from Jim Kouf (“Angel”) and David Greenwalt (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), with executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner.
We did a little digging because we were curious on the “tone” of the new series, and think we now have an answer. Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned that Marc Buckland will be directing the pilot episode that begins lensing this March in Portland. Bucland has directed episodes of various sitcoms from “Scrubs” to “Better Off Ted,” “My Name is Earl” (which he won an Emy for), and “Ed”. I guess it’s a safe bet that this will be a comedy series.
The story follows a police officer who begins to have visions of normal people as monsters. He learns he’ a “Grimm” and has special powers where he can see what people truly are. Think They Live without the glasses, with the addition of varied creatures.
We’ll keep you posted on casting as soon as it’s revealed.
Well we are on week 4 of a 5 week Marvel Zombies run. Marvel has released a new issue every week which is pretty awesome for readers, too bad the story is kinda boring. Here’s hoping the ending is better, but I’ll bet you my liver it’s gonna have a cliffhanger. The Goon has a great trade out, and Hack/Slash and Darkness issues are also out. Full list after the break…
Arriving at comic shops on January 10th is American McGee’s Grimm #2: Episode 2: Love Hurts. The issue is written by Dwight MacPherson, with art and cover by Grant Bond.
Chaos ensues as Grimm enters the romantic comic book world! Join Larry and Sally as they struggle to survive a flesh-craving duck attack, a senile taxicab driver and an army of puppies to be together. Will true love be enough to conquer Grimm? I wouldn’t bet on it!
New comic releases have reared it’s ugly head yet again…we got some good ones this week. My top suggestion is the Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, I have already read it and was really into it. Also you might want to check out American McGee’s Grimm #1 because it might be funny. Full list after the break…
American McGee, who is famous for his video game reworking of Alice in Wonderland and now Grimm Fairy Tales is adapting his work into comic form. The first comic adaptation is of American McGee’s Grimm, available this April from IDW. I really like his take on the different subjects, although I’m not really a fan of the game play in his work. More info after the break…