‘Grimm’ stars hint at what’s coming up for Season 2
Nick Burkhardt’s whole world was turned upside down on the Season 1 finale of “Grimm” – not only did he have to tell his girlfriend Juliette the truth about being a Grimm, he then watched her slip into a coma and found out his mother was still alive.
The finale ended with plenty of shakeups and cliffhangers but the show’s executive producer David Greenwalt promised fans at the recent Comic-Con conference in San Diego, Calif., that they will get the answers they’re looking for.
“All the questions will be answered and some of them very early on,” said Greenwalt.
“There’s going to be a lot revealed about Nick and his mom and a lot about the history and the key and the coins and of course there’s going to be a lot more questions posed.”
But Greenwalt was very careful not to reveal how everything unfolds. When one fan asked whether Nick (David Giuntoli) is finally going to tell his police partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) he’s a Grimm, he replied with “Stay tuned.”
And when asked about the fallout from Juliette learning Nick is a Grimm, Greenwalt answered, “Who said Juliette remembers?”
Bitsie Tulloch, the actress who plays Juliette, told fans she is happy her character isn’t just a damsel in distress and she was thrilled when she got to defend herself with a gun during an episode in the first season.
“The props guys were having a hard time even prying it out of my hand because it was so (much) fun. And then when I got to beat up the Daemonfeuer, that was fun, too.”
Bree Turner, who plays spice shop owner, Rosalee, says she’s thrilled to have been brought on recently as a series regular.
“I’ve done a lot of jobs and I’ve never been so seamlessly integrated into a show. It’s a total testament to the cast as people and the people in charge . . . It’s been the best job of my career so far,” says Turner.
Silas Weir Mitchell also talked about how much he enjoys playing a “good” bad guy in the character of Monroe.
“It’s so much fun. It’s interesting because the Blutbad is sort of a villainous Wesen and it’s really fun to have the potential to go that way but the choice is made not to. It’s really a delight to live in a frame of mind that is more about helping than harming.”
Later, during an interview with NBC.com, Giuntoli said he was thrilled to be back shooting Season 2 in Portland.
“We have such cool stuff going on. All the characters are established, they kind of have all of the plates spinning now at the end of Season 1 so it’s fun to see how they’re going to keep them going the whole time.”
The sentiment was also shared by Russell Hornsby.
“I’ve been told Hank has a lot of crazy stuff happening in Season 2 and I’m saying to myself, ‘How can you top Season 1?’ But I’m just excited about the surprises that are around the corner for me because it’s sort of like opening up Pandora’s Box every time you read the script,” he told NBC.com.
While all the actors and producers were tight-lipped about the upcoming season, Greenwalt did reveal that there will be a new type of Wesen called Mauvais Dente, a saber-tooth like creature, headed to Portland.
“It’s capable of decimating an entire village. It’s a hungry little critter and it’s coming after Nick,” Greenwalt said, during the panel.
“What isn’t?” joked the moderator.
What isn’t, indeed . . .
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