It’s the worst kind of identity theft. When NBC’s Grimm returns this fall for its fourth season, we’ll meet up with Gedächtnis Esser — aka Octo-Man — a nefarious new Wesen who can attach his tentacles to your head and steal all your memories, leaving you either dead or with severe amnesia. And we’ve got the very first look at the slimy fellow!
“This guy is ruthless and sophisticated — a high-tech spy who is involved with some highly placed military intelligence personnel,” says cocreator David Greenwalt. Though Octo-Man will claim many victims, he specifically targets that feisty new Grimm in town, Trubel (Jacqueline Toboni), and that, notes Greenwalt, “will leave her in a very dire state.”
Does this mean Grimm will suddenly be Grimm-free? Last May’s season finale ended with Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) tragically losing his superpowers. But, when the show returns (on Friday, Oct. 24), he and girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) will think they might be better off. “For Juliette, it’s been no fun being in love with a Grimm — in fact, it’s nonstop stress and constant risk,” notes cocreator Jim Kouf. “Would it be so bad if Nick didn’t get his powers back? It’s like asking Superman, ‘If you had the choice, would you stop being a superhero, marry Lois Lane and live normally — and happily ever after — in Kansas?’”
One year ago, on a rainy, humid evening in St. Louis, I was playing catch with a fellow baseball fanatic in the underground tunnels of Busch Stadium (home of the St. Louis Cardinals). We were goofing off in the front offices, taking ridiculous photos on golf carts, and chatting about life in Hollywood while stuffing ourselves with pretzel sticks. Who knew a rain delay could be so fun? But with David Giuntoli, star of the NBC hit cult drama, Grimm, it’s no surprise. Charismatic and down-to-earth, he was the clear choice for our fourth installment of On a Date With….
Over lunch at Los Feliz hotspot Little Dom’s (a favorite of Jon Hamm’s), we chatted about everything ranging from calling Glamour readers at home (yep, he’ll do it) to a guy’s biological clock (it totally exists). Get ready for the most honest and revealing date yet.
Glamour: Welcome back to L.A.! You’re in Portland shooting Grimm for eight months throughout the year, so what have you been up to during your summer hiatus?
David Giuntoli: I know! It’s like I’m on a space shuttle I’m gone for so long. [Laughs] I’ve been writing, I’ve been producing this small movie, and I’ve been going out…a lot. Like I was a college freshman. I’m probably sleeping until 10 A.M. after going to bed at 2 A.M.
Glamour: So if a fan gives you their phone number, I say you have to call it.
David: Only if they are a child.
Glamour: No, not just if they are a child.
David: If someone sends a phone number, I will call them. I would. No one says that. They all want a signed photo nowadays. I will call them. I will call them, I’ll block my number, but I will do it. So send me your numbers, readers!
David: Promise! I will do that. I would rather call the fan than write. It seems more personal and fun. So send me your phone numbers, and I’ll call you. Will you print that?
So, send David your phone numbers!!! There’s TONS more from the interview, check it out in the link below!
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of Grimm: Season Three. The latest season of the popular NBC supernatural procedural stars David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell and Bitsie Tulloch, and arrives on Blu-ray on September 16th.
Synopsis: Nick (Giuntoli) is stronger than ever with his partner Hank (Hornsby) and reunited love Juliette (Tulloch) by his side, as he tracks down Wesen criminals with renewed determination. But things are changing as the ties between humans and the Wesen world will become even more irrevocably intertwined.
The 5-disc Blu-ray release of Grimm: Season Three features 22 episodes, 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, and an UltraViolet digital copy of the entire season. Bonus content includes:
- Something Wesen This Way Comes: Inside Season 3 of Grimm
- Double Take: Fighting a Hundjäger
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
- Meltdown Digital Series
- Love Is in the Air: Elegant Endeavors Digital Series
Born in Dagupan City, Philippines, Alain Uy moved to the US with his family when he was six. But he never forgot the Filipino tales that he grew up hearing about, including stories about the aswang.
Earlier this year, in NBC’s “Grimm,” the actor ended up being the first Filipino to play an “aswang” in a major primetime American show.
“It’s not often that you get the chance to do something that’s really close to home especially in Hollywood, where a lot of the parts are kind of general-Asian kind of thing, and when it’s specific like that, specifically Filipino, it was great to read the story,” Uy said.
Uy, who was named after Hollywood legend Alain Delon, was a shy kid growing up. It was his brother who encouraged him to come out of his shell by enrolling in a drama class.
“He made me do it and as soon as I got on the stage, I was, like: this is freeing to me. This is something that I felt was inside of me but I just never knew how to get it out,” he said.
The actor has appeared in television shows like “Parenthood” and “Sleeper Cell.”
Not content with working in front of the camera, Uy is also a writer-director and has worked with music superstar Pharrell Williams and also produces commercials.
“I love to be able to control my own destiny which is why I’m starting to write and direct, and I see that as a way for people like myself or other actors to get out there more and take the control out of their hands and put it into yours,” he said.
His latest movie is the award-winning film “A Leading Man” which tells about the struggles that Asian-American actors go thorough in Hollywood.
Uy is also developing a TV show about world-renowned deejays.
Yesterday on Veria Living’s The Juice, actress Jacqueline Toboni talks “Grimm,” her favorite weapon, and gets her own a surprise donut named after her “Grimm” character by Cocodonuts. Watch it here, or check it out below.
Coco Donuts is releasing the peanut butter, jelly and nutella donut this October 2014 when Grimm season 4 returns back to NBC.. It will be called “Double Trubel.”
Quite fitting, don’t you think? xD Here are a couple pictures as well:
Next Tuesday (June 17th), Jacqueline Toboni, who plays Trubel this past season of Grimm, will be a special guest on The Juice, a daily lifestyle talk show which airs on Veria Living TV. Veria Living TV is a network that showcases healthy lifestyle and wellness programming.
The Juice is a live lifestyle audience talk show on Veria Living TV Network squeezing in a fast-paced mix of celebrity guests, pop culture headlines, food, fitness, fashion, beauty, health, and more! From meal makeovers to simple secrets to dropping a dress size and looking ten years younger, The Juice is a fun-filled hour that gives viewers the tools to transform their lives. Recent celebrity guests include: Goldie Hawn, Dr. Oz, Rocco DiSpirito, Russell Simmons, Tony Dovolani, Carol Alt, Susan Lucci, Jackie Collins, and Zendaya. The Juice airs Monday to Friday at 1:00 pm/ET (10:00 am/PT).
Make sure you guys tune in next Tuesday at the appropriate times if you can! Hopefully we’ll be able to get a video posted to the site sometime next week too, for anyone who is unable to tune in.