Grimm creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf recently opened up about Season 2 and what fans can expect when the popular NBC series returns on Monday, August 13 at 10/9c.
After a successful first season of Grimm, actors David Giuntoli and Russell Hornsby return to the dark and mythological world inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. When Season 2 of Grimm debuts with the episode “Bad Teeth,” Nick (Giuntoli) finds himself trying to come to grips with the return of his mother while murder and a foreign conspiracy leads to several revelations about his past.
With Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) still in a coma, Rosalee (Bree Turner) and Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) work to bring her out of it while Hank (Hornsby) struggles with what he saw when Grimm last left the airwaves.
Ahead of the Season 2 premiere of Grimm, The Deadbolt spent a few key minutes with creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf to get the scoop on the approach to the second season, what’s going on with Nick, and how Hank will deal with new Grimm drama when the show returns.
THE DEADBOLT: How are things different this season with keeping the show accessible but also going deeper into the mythology and characters? Is there a different approach for season two?
DAVID GREENWALT: Well, some shows have a little more mythology than others in them. But the show is still designed to be a hybrid between a procedural and a genre show. You can watch the show without having all of the history of the show. But if you’re an avid fan, then you will see more things in the show.
JIM KOUF: You will see more growth of the characters over the show. That’s what we try to do, let the characters develop in a real natural way.
THE DEADBOLT: How will Nick be different this season based on the reactions or understanding from those around him, as compared to season one?
GREENWALT: He’s just going to have to deal with his partner who has seen a lot of crazy stuff. He’s fessed up to Juliette about everything, and she did not take it well. But now she’s unconscious and who knows what’s going to happen there.
KOUF: He’s got to deal with his familial legacy and his mom, and he will learn a lot more about his past and his family.
GREENWALT: And Nick does business in a different way from most Grimms in that he’s got a Wesen buddy – Wesen being the word for these critters – and he cooperates with them. He doesn’t just shoot first and ask questions later.
Historically Grimms are like, “If I see a Wesen, I’m cutting their head off.” And that’s not Nick’s approach. So his life is going to be both richer and more complicated, because of him, because of who he is.
THE DEADBOLT: How will Hank’s journey be different this season?
KOUF: Oh, he’s got some real issues coming up in the first three episodes.
GREENWALT: Yeah. He’s seen some stuff that he can’t explain and it’s going to start throwing him into quite a tizzy.
Season 2 of Grimm premieres August 13 at 10/9c on NBC.