Grimm is gearing up to start filming the fourth season and executive producer David Greenwalt is the guy with all the plans for the NBC series.
In a sit down with Greenwalt at the 2014 summer TV press tour, he disclosed details on where ther fourth season will pick and other exciting details which fans are eager to learn. The next season will premier on October 24, 2014.
According to Greenwalt, Season 4 will pick up “one minute after” the Season 3 finale. Nick as played by David Giuntoli, is presently undergoing an identity-crisis ever since his Grimm powers have been taken from him. “If they could cure him and if he could submit to that process, which is going to be horrible — or at least shocking — does he want to be a Grimm again?” Greenwalt says. “This will go on longer than the zombie thing [at the end of Season 2], but not just interminably. Long enough to really mine the issues around it.”
He discusses that “Identity” is an immense focus in the commencement of the season. “We’re going to deal with identity,” Greenwalt explains, saying that there will be a fresh identity-stealing Wesen for episodes 1 and 2 of Season 4. “All kinds of people’s” identities will be stolen by a Wesen who is “really frightening and very cool; almost a James Bond kind of thing going on there.”
According to Greenwalt, Trubel will stick around for a while. Greenwalt discusses he and executive producer Jim Kouf do not know yet exactly how long Trubel, as played by Jacqueline Toboni will stay on the show Grimm, but that she at least will still appear in “the first several.” “That’s a thing that’s going to have to organically reveal itself,” Greenwalt shares.
Adalind as played by Claire Coffee will be going to “go through Hell” in Europe. But that does not mean the end for her. “Eventually she will rise from the ashes like you’ve never seen her before,” says Greenwalt. “I just adore her.”
Greenwalt also discussed the character of Sergeant Wu who will come to terms with the Grimm world in the upcoming season. “We cannot keep him in the dark forever and ever,” says Greenwalt about Reggie Lee’s character. The executive producer says that Wu’s storyline might flood back the Aswang as “he begins to understand, or think he understands, what’s going on.”
Rosalee being played by Bree Turner and Monroe by Silas Weir Mitchell might get their honeymoon. “They’re going to try not to be resentful [that their wedding was ruined] because they need to help Nick,” Greenwalt shares, “but their friends are going to maybe put on a little honeymoon for them. There might be something that happens like that. They’re not going to go to Fiji.” Conversely, a “very frightening terrible threat that has to be dealt with” is going to approach into Rosalee and Monroe’s lives.
Greenwalt discusses that the fourth season will have a couple Hank-centric stories. That comprises a love interest for Russell Hornsby’s character. “I would like to bring back one of [his former loves] and do a story about that at some point,” shares Greenwalt. “Maybe rekindle something.” There also will be a “Tuesdays With Morrie” Hank episode.
According to Greenwalt, there will be more weird Wesen in the show. In Grimm’s special way, a Wesen will wind up being the vindication for why a number of people perceive sound voices and believe they are losing their minds, believing they are schizophrenic. There also will be Wesen that has been inspired by golem from Jewish folklore and several human sacrifice out of Indian tales. Then there is also season four’s Christmas episode, which will be stirred by a Greek myth about the holiday.
Greenwalt says that there is only one key left to be found, and he supposes it will happen in Season 4. Season five will retort the mystery of the keys. “We will find out what those keys unlock and what that thing or things are,” he explains. Greenwalt wants to film the Black Forest scenes in Europe, if it’s possible with the budget in the fifth season. “We’re not going to not tell people and not show that and not do that. We’re definitely going to do that,” he says.
“We could certainly go to [Season] 7, or even 8,” Greenwalt discloses of the show’s series plan. “We have no idea after five, and then we might really start mixing it up. Like, maybe Nick won’t be a cop anymore. He might be something else. Maybe Trubel has her own show in New York or Philadelphia.”