The Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales get new life on TV

Posted May 16, 2011 by Sara | Novel Novice 3 Comments

We may be gearing up for summer right now, but for TV executives, this is the time of year to start lining up the Fall TV schedule — and there’s one new show coming to NBC that we are super excited about … Grimm.

At first glance, this looks like just another cop drama … but wait. What’s this? That looks like something from The Vampire Diaries crossed onto the set of Law & Order?

That’s because the titular detective “Grimm” is really a descendant of the famous Grimm Brothers, the boys who wrote the classic, sometimes gruesome fairy tales, such as Little Red Riding Hood,Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzul, Cinderella, and dozens of others.

So what happens when the frightening creatures from these fairy tales come into the real world? That’s the idea behind Grimm, described by NBC as such:

Once upon a crime. Remember the fairy tales your parents used to tell you before bedtime? Well, those weren’t stories, they were warnings.

Besides these awesome, literary roots taken from fairy tales, Grimm has two other things going for it that make me extra excited:

1. Some of its producers are from the team that brought us Buffy the Vampire Slayer (one of the greatest TV shows of all-time) and the Buffy spin-off, Angel.

2. The pilot episode was filmed in Portland, OR — and the rest of the show will continue to film in Portland, as well! (If you don’t know, Portland is my home — so this is uber-exciting. We’re already home to TNT’s Leverage, so this is really great news for the local Film & TV industry!) Plus, remember all those creepy, lush Pacific Northwest settings you spotted in Twilight? Yep, we’ve just got the perfect locale for creepy, homicidal fairy tale characters! 😉

Here is NBC’s preview for Grimm. Check it out & tell us what you think in the comments below!

Sara | Novel Novice

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