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.

  • Ceej

    I’m a Portland area resident myself, so… yes they do film here, and in fact on the local NBC affiliate’s 11 PM news on Fridays, they often do some neat behind-the-scenes segments – the night of the season finale, they showed the actual filming locations, and one is in an actual Pearl District apartment used for one of the police officers I think.

    There are some authentic Portland stuff in the show, such as a Voodoo Doughnuts box & MAX trains.

    On the flip side, TNT’s Leverage is also filmed here in Portland even though that show’s set in Boston.

  • Lane

    They should make Grimm 23/24 episodes. Better for syndication and I can def picture Grimm being syndicated on a couple channels

  • Justin121

    I wish all the best to Grimm and NBC in the new season.

    May feels like December for TV LOL.

  • Justin121

    NBC can definitly benifit from and early season start.

    BUT it will have to be fall-on. Like, premiere all shows in mid-late August and DO NOT TAKE BREAKS.

    Be it timeshare, extended seasonS, airing in blocks, whatevs.


  • Mi

    NBC have so many mid-season shows, they could divide Grimm’s season to 2 parts and air another show in between

  • DJ

    I think it’s great that Portland is taking initiative in trying to attract productions there.

    I just think it’s unfortunate for them that the first show to film there completely was Grimm, since it looks so cheap and is lacking production values.

    The X-Files pretty much made Vancouver as a location, but there was considerable budget, cinematography and SpFX talent behind that show — unlike Grimm.

    Meanwhile Vancouver still has the likes of Once Upon a Time… which has production values and talent an order of magnitude or two greater than Grimm (and ratings too).

  • SarahL


    Breaks that are too long can be a problem. We will see how NBC handles them with Grimm


    I had no idea that Leverage was also filmed in Portland. I don’t watch it though.

  • RS

    Way to go, Grimm. I look forward to catching up in reruns, so that I can watch next season live (now that Supernatural moved). Filming on-site is a nice touch these days. Not that I’d say anything negative about SPN Seasons 1-3 (not like the potential future in Season 8 of pairing Dean and awful angel, of which I could write a negative tome), but it was rather amusing being from middle America and watching them try to pass off Vancouver as those locations (Lawrence, Kansas; St. Louis, Missouri; Carthage, Missouri; Jefferson City, Missouri).
    @DJ: I love Once (it could supplant SPN as my favorite show if the above referenced potential future comes to fruition), but Grimm is enjoyable. Although I have not seen all of the episodes, it appears that the main actor relaxed and stopped being so wooden. And the “Monroe” actor has, from the beginning, saved the show.

  • catocony

    Of all of the major network shows, “Grimm” turned out to be my favorite new one from last season. I thought it would be canceled by Thanksgiving but I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it is.

  • Samunto

    To those still in darkness…. NBC plans to use the Olympics and premiere some shows early or preview them during the games. Matthew Perry’s Comedy is also starting production early.

  • DenverDean


    We are not in “darkness” – those of us who understand viewing patters recognize that a) August is a horrible time to launch new shows or episodes of shows because of low HUT; b) so what if you premier one of two episodes that means there will be a several week break until the next new one – breaks don’t work well for established shows, much less new one; and 3) it’s not like NBC is producing extra episodes of those shows, so more in-season repeats and breaks – definitely not good.

  • a p garcia

    Premieres in August-hopefully not during the closing ceromonies of the olympics

  • DW

    they should of started last night. we had a nice little thunderstorm here in the PDX. would of fit very nicely with grimm. :)

  • alexjones

    the only problem I have with grimm premiering early is that’s it’s going to have even more breaks during the season, which is annoying, unless the finale is airing early as well, which is unlikely.

  • Jay Gee

    I agree the show got better by season’s end. Just like SPN that had a great start and potential story, it lagged with monster of the week stories mid-season BEFORE having a great first season ender. Grimm is definitely better now than in the beginning.

  • Debsafan

    The new season can’t start fast enough for me. I can’t wait to watch. I just hope they don’t change it. It’s perfect the way it is.

  • Eric

    Leverage has been filmed in Portland for a number of years now, with Portland standing in for Boston, but in the upcoming season the show is moving the setting to Portland so they won’t have to hide the landmarks any more. Also, Portlandia (on IFC) has filmed two seasons in Portland (for obvious reasons). Portland is rapidly developing the infrastructure to support these shows, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see more of this happening here.

  • WyFy

    Is Whitney starting in August also?

  • AC75

    Starting in August? I didn’t know that, but I’ll be watching. Hopefully it pays off for the show and gets some more viewers in.

    I hope season 2 is bit higher quality than season one and they stop with the horrible effects stuff. I like the show a lot, but those face changing shots pull me right out of it. I just can’t take that part seriously.

  • Temis

    They film in Vancouver for the tax breaks. States have been catching on and now they’re offering tax breaks, too – Oregon, Georgia, etc. I personally prefer seeing shows shot where they’re supposed to be set, so I appreciate Grimm being set and shot in Portland.

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