UPDATED: This pilot has now been ordered to series. Yay! So now I have a few months before my premature infatuation might become a plain old infatuation.
If you’re anything like us, you pay a lot of attention during pilot season. I like to track which of my favorite actors have been cast, if any writers/producer/directors I admire have been attached to any shows, and what fresh and new (or old and boring) concepts/genres might make an appearance on my TV come fall. I haven’t seen a script or a pilot, I’m just excited (or obsessed) based on what little information I know. MyÂ next pick is: Grimm.
The concept: Per EW, Grimm is a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimmâ€™s Fairy Tales exist.
The pedigree: Writers Jim Kouf (Angel) and David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). I feel like I don’t even need to say more but I will. Both of these worlds were dark and scary, populated by supernatural beings as well as humans yet the writer were able to lighten things up. I know there will be laughs here as well as a lot of drama. I can’t wait.
Silas Weir Mitchell. You might recognize him from Prision Break or My Name Is Earl, but I never watched those shows. I remember him from a guest arc he did on Cold Case back in 2003 and 2005. He made such a huge impact on me I remember it to this day. I’m so happy he’s a lead in this. I love that he plays a reformed big bad wolf.
David Giuntoli. I recognize his face but couldn’t place it until I IMDBed him. You may know him from guest spots on Privledged, Eli Stone, or The Deep End. Here he plays a cop who starts to see some humans as paranormal beasts and decides his destiny is to protect society from them.
Russell Hornsby. I know Russell Hornsby from Playmakers, theÂ supurb ESPN series that only ran for one season. He played a running back past his prime who was starting to see the effects of no longer being the go-to guy either on or off the field. You might recognize him from In Treatment orÂ Lincoln Heights, which IÂ didn’t watched. In Grimm he plays David Giuntoli’s partner.
Kate Burton. I was still watching Grey’s Anatomy when she played Meredith’s Alzheimers-striken mother. She was amazing. I’ve also enjoyed her recently on The Good Wife. It looks like she might just be a recurring character, but I’ll take her any way I can get her. She plays the aunt of David Giuntoli’s character with dark secrets of her own.
Reggie Lee, Claire Coffee, Tim Bagley, and Sasha Roiz also star.
Why I’ll be watching: I love the Brothers Grimm. The fairy tales they collectedÂ are so dark and twisted. I’m very curious to see which characters they’ll introduce (I really hope it’s all of them, eventually) and see what kind of trouble they’ve managed to get themselves in. As I may have mentioned before, I’m a fan of cop shows so I really like that added element. I know the pilot shot in Portland and being a personal fan of that great city makes me root for it even more.
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