Production for Season Two of 'Grimm' Commences May 30

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May 25th, 2012

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Production for Season Two of GRIMM Commences on May 30


Production for season two of NBC’s fairy tale procedural drama GRIMM commences on Wednesday, May 30 in Portland.

GRIMM stars Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell and Bitsie Tulloch will join Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on May 29 to kick off production and celebrate another season of shooting in the northwest.

Also in attendance will be state legislators, members of the Governor's Office of Film and Television Board, NBC and Comcast officials as well as Oregon business owners who have benefited from the impact of local production.

Beginning Monday, May 28, NBC will run encore episodes of GRIMM every week at 10:00pm.

Season two of GRIMM will premiere in August.

“Grimm” is inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, "Turn the Beat Around") discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world. As he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his girlfriend, Juliette Silverton, (Bitsie Tulloch, “quarterlife”), and his partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby, “Lincoln Heights”), he becomes ever more entrenched in the ancient rivalries and alliances of the Grimm world.

With help from his confidant, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, “Prison Break”), a reformed Grimm creature himself, Nick must navigate through the forces of a larger-than-life mythology, facing off with Hexenbiests, Blutbads and all manner of ancient evils, including royal lines dating back to the original profilers themselves, The Grimm Brothers. Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”) also star.

“Grimm” is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by Stephen Carpenter and David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner (“Hot In Cleveland”) and Norberto Barba (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) also serve as executive producers along with Greenwalt and Kouf.

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  • Steven Leitner

    And this was announced a week after the season finale aired. That’s quick.

  • AO’s Sock Puppet Account

    Maybe they wanted to get a head start in case NBC changed their minds?

  • SarahL

    Yay NBC, for giving Grimm the early production time schedule so it can have the Olympics as a lead.

    The Portland politicians and business people are determined to get their share of the glory of Grimm’s success. I read they gave tons of tax credits and other incentives to get productions to Portland. Grimm is the first major one they have had. I must say that I love the cinematography of the woody areas of Portland.

  • RyanCanada

    why so soon? it will prolly rap up in what feb march then? unless they have a bigger episode order?

  • Liam

    Jeez, thats very early to start filming. All other shows start filming at the end of July.

  • AniMatsuri

    So no more Canada pretending to be Portland?

  • Liam

    Sorry, just saw the premiere month is August. It explains the early start. But even if they start filming end of June they will still be on track for an August premiere.

  • Jadine

    I didn’t think this show would last.. I kinda stopped watching 7 episodes in.. Now I will catch up knowing there will be a season two to look forward too

  • tvwatcher

    Yes! An August premiere. Not too long of a wait.

  • Drew

    I don’t think it ever filmed in Canada. It’s always been in Portland.

  • Ben

    I wonder when The Office will premiere because one of the cast member said they started filming season 9 in 2 weeks.

  • EatMorePez


    Yes, Grimm has always filmed in Portland. But lots of other shows/movies film in Vancouver and pretend they’re in Washington or Oregon. See: The Killing, Life Unexpected, The Secret Circle, all of the Twilight sequels.

  • Ben

    @EatMorePez Why do they all film in vancouver?

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Ben: It’s cheaper than filming in LA but still close to the US, and also close to the Canadian acting pool. And the industry has developed there, so there are facilities, etc. – a self-fulfilling arrangement. Probably has tax breaks, too…

  • William

    August start? hmmm i’ll take it

  • A-Bomb

    Probably August 17th is the rumored start date for Grimm which is good for NBC because it will have a lot of weeks to itself.

    I heard Whitney and Community might start that same night. I wonder when those shows will start production I know Whitney was taping episodes on Tuesday nights last season.

    If NBC promotes that night during the Olympics I think they can get something special started.

  • SarahL

    NBC is definitely going to give Grimm lots of promotion during the Olympics. The early premiere right after the Olympics will give Grimm more viewers, but the question is how many of them will stick around when the season starts.

  • chris

    Grimm got an early renewal, so likely the production staff had more time to get prepared for the new season, coupled with the rumored post Olympics start.

  • DenverDean

    Still think NBC is making a mistake burning a couple of episodes during August. Unless they plan on an expanded season (24 or 26 episodes), it will hurt them during the regular season. Hasn’t anyone learned from the CW’s old strategy? (At least, CW is finally changing it for 2012-13.)

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