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!
Comic-Con is almost here! On Tuesday, NBC released its full 2013 lineup for the geektastic international convention held each summer in San Diego.
In addition to panels and screenings of fan favorites such as Community and Hannibal, NBC will also showcase some of its anticipated new series, including The Blacklist and Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change, but check out the anticipated schedule below.
[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...
Grimm fans don't have to wait until Thanksgiving to feel thankful.
Viewers can "Thank Grimm It's Friday" with the series' fall finale (9/8c, NBC), in which Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) is a man possessed when he finds out that his cop partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) has been pummeled to a pulp. Apparently, that impotent Hexenbiest Adalind (Claire Coffee) has hit Portland and has set her sights on those Nick holds near and dear. Speaking of, his girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) — whose selective amnesia has set back their relationship — is adding to his stress levels with her obsessive attraction to Capt. Renard (Sasha Roiz).