It's the Flying Dead! When NBC's hit supernatural series Grimm ended last season, Portland cop Nick Burkhardt (played by David Giuntoli) had been turned into a zombie and was all boxed up on a plane bound for Europe. When the series returns on Friday, Oct. 25, the Royal Families will try to use him as a pawn in their crusade to take over the world — but will Nick turn out to be a Royal asset or a Royal pain? Giuntoli gave TV Guide Magazine a preview!
p>Grimm isn't taking it easy in Season 3.
During the Comic-Con panel Saturday for the NBC fantasy crime procedural, producers revealed more monsters around the bend and bad news for one of our beloved characters. And that's on top of the sticky situation Nick (David Giuntoli) & Co. were facing in last season's cliff-hanger finale.
There will be damage. The Grimm season finale saw a zombified Nick (David Giuntoli) being shipped off to Europe in a coffin — presumably to become a pawn in the Royal Families' quest for world domination —but don't expect some quick fix or a fast rescue by his Scooby Gang when the NBC series returns (Friday, Oct. 25 at 9/8c). "If Nick does survive this zombie state, he's going to be very dangerous," says executive producer Jim Kouf. "There will be residual effects that will change him in a huge way."
TV Guide Magazine has your exclusive first look at Giuntoli in zombie-mode, created by makeup artist Barney Burman, an Oscar winner for J.J. Abrams's Star Trek.
In other Season 3 scoop, back home, the still-clueless Sergeant Wu (Reggie Lee) sees too much in his first direct encounter with a Wesen and goes a bit psycho. Hank (Russell Hornsby) falls deeply for his physical therapist — also a Wesen — and her folks don't like it one bit.
But there's even bigger romantic news! Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) will wed Rosalee (Bree Turner) and they, too, will be plagued by meddling parents. "When you marry someone, you marry their family," notes executive producer David Greenwalt. "Monroe's mother and father are old-school Blutbads — they may still even hunt, for all we know — and they think Fuchsbau like Rosalee are for eating, not for settling down with." Just wait until Mom and Dad find out their son's best friend is a Grimm!
[Warning: The following contains spoilers from Grimm's Season 2 finale. Read at your own risk!]
Happy endings will have to wait until another season on Grimm.
On Tuesday's finale...
When NBC's Grimm returns for its spring premiere Friday at 9/8c, Nick (David Giuntoli) has just discovered that his girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) has been seeing his boss Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz) on the sly. And even though Nick is a Grimm, Renard is half Hexenbiest, which makes for quite a matchup in this world. While Grimms are known for trouncing Wesen, fans of the show know that Renard is known for his rage — shirtless rage that is.
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Check out this exclusive video of the cast discussing the origins of shirtless rage, hashtags and the evolution of Nick's unique Grimm skill. Continue reading for more scoop on Grimm's return: