With all the reboots, remakes and re-imaginings of former TV hits being developed for new audiences, some of the stars of those original shows are speaking out about the new versions, and what they have to say isn’t always great. Now, Grimm star David Giuntoli has given his thoughts on the proposed spinoff of his show, and you might be surprised by what he had to say.
I could not be more thrilled that NBC is developing a Grimm spinoff. I thought it was such a wonderful show and we built just a vibrant, colorful world. To not be able to play in that world any longer seems like such a waste. So I could not be happier for everyone involved in the Grimm spinoff.
Grimm focused on Giuntoli’s Portland police detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers that he’s the latest in a long line of guardians, known as Grimms, who are charged with keeping the peace between humanity and the mythological creatures known as Wesen. These magical, part human /part animal beings can be quite dangerous to humanity, and with Nick’s ability to spot the supernatural where no one else can, he and his friends are often the last hope for keeping locals safe from a wide variety of things that go bump in the night.
The spinoff, which, as David Giuntoli mentioned in his words to TV Guide, is being worked on by NBC, is currently being considered for the 2019-2020 television season, and would star a female protagonist this time around. Luckily, for fans of Grimm, another reported goal of the spinoff would be to have appearances from cast members of the original series, either on a regular or recurring basis. This means that the show likely won’t take place too far in the future from Grimm‘s spring 2017 finale, or too far away from the setting of the first show.
While no title, cast or confirmed pickup for next season has been set for the Grimm spinoff just yet, it’s pretty clear from what David Giuntoli said that he’s feeling a little left out of the fun this time around. But, not to worry, he’s willing to make time for the new supernatural show should they come calling with an opportunity for Nick to take up monster hunting again. According to Giuntoli, who currently stars on the ABC drama A Million Little Things, he does have one condition, though:
I just want them to roll old Nick Burkhardt, his old bag of bones, off the couch every now and again for a ‘special guest star.’ And hopefully the new female lead can do all the fight scenes.
And, there you go. If the Grimm spinoff gets picked up by NBC, at least those behind the show will already know what, exactly, they can do with David Giuntoli’s Nick should they decide to bring the character back into the fold. It’s good to hear that Giuntoli is such a good sport about the possibility of showing up on the spinoff, as fans would certainly love to see him and his character again.
We don’t know right now if the Grimm spinoff will hit the air in the future, but stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest updates on the proposed series. In the meantime, be sure to check out our 2018 fall premiere guide to keep up with all the new and returning shows hitting the small screen in the next few months.