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NBC’s drama pilot Grimm has landed a lead actor, in the process revealing a few more details about the Fables-esque drama.
Deadline reports that David Giuntoli, best known for MTV’s Road Rules and the TV movie Turn the Beat Around, will play police detective Nick Burckhardt in the fantastical cop drama set in a world in which characters from Grimm’s fairy tales are real. The Universal Media Studios project comes from writers-producers Jim Kouf (Angel) and David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
According to the website, Giuntoli’s character begins to see humans as “beast/animals,” and discovers he has a legacy — to protect “humans” from these beasts.
Grimm is one of two fairy tale-themed pilots picked up by the networks: ABC has ordered Once Upon a Time, from Lost producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.