Bonaparte is out and Renard is in. The Grimm’s captain is ready to fill the vacant position of season 6’s big bad.
Diana (Hannah R. Loyd) doesn’t like it when you mess with her family, and the pint-sized emotional powder keg used her telekinetic powers to put the Black Claw leader in the ground. Now that there’s an opening up in management, it looks as if Renard (Sasha Roiz) might take control of the Portland branch.
“Renard is going to be the big bad in Season 6,” David Giuntoli (Nick) told TV Insider. “We’ll focus more on him and his rise to power and what that means. I don’t know this for absolute sure, but that’s the word on the street.”
Last we saw Renard, he was standing dumbfounded over Bonaparte’s (Shaun Toub) body, clearly within striking range of everyone’s favorite monster hunter. Is Nick next on his hit list? The cliffhanger left fans wondering, but Giuntoli has assured TV Line that the Nick vs. Renard issue will take center stage in the premiere.
“There’s only so many ways this can go with the captain and Nick. Either we get into a huge melee, or the captain tries to somehow recruit me to his side,” Giuntoli teased. “I don’t see how else it could go. I’m not going to say, ‘Let’s deal with this later.'”
While Renard is the one left holding the sword, Nick is the one with some maniacal rage on his side. The budding politician nearly separated the Grimm from baby Kelly, and if Detective Burkhardt has one mission in life, it’s to keep that little boy safe.
“He’s face to face with Renard, so this could go two ways,” Giuntoli told TV Insider. “Will there be a negotiation? Will Nick think this through? Or is he so furious at Renard for taking his child away that he’ll just go crazy?”
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After renewing its popular supernatural police procedural drama earlier this month, NBC has now cut the “Grimm” season 6 order to just 13 episodes.
While a shortened season is still better than an outright cancellation, fans of the show are now worried that the downsized season may be an indication that the occult detective fiction could be on its way out. An episode order of 13 episodes is nearly half the length of a regular full order for a network television show, which typically consists of at least 22 episodes.
Deadline reports that with so many other drama series on its plate, NBC may have halved its “Grimm” episode order to give NBC executives some scheduling flexibility. The outlet also noted that there may, in fact, be more than 13 episodes in the next season, depending on how the network’s schedule is organized.
As Deadline noted, 13 is not a fixed number. Though the season 6 order is said to be for a minimum of 13 episodes, there is a possibility that the pickup could be for more.
Meanwhile, “Grimm” actor Reggie Lee recently spoke about the surprising transformation his character, Sergeant Drew Wu, underwent in the previous episode, titled “Good to the Bone.”
“It’s interesting, because I didn’t think I would ever be here,” Lee told IGN. “I always thought I was like the human that was safe – safe being a relative term in ‘Grimm.'”
According to Lee, he didn’t know when he was shooting “Good to the Bone” that Sergeant Wu’s transformation would be permanent. He also admitted that he read up on Neanderthals and werewolves in preparation for the episode.
“This episode and the next episode are really pivotal, and that’s why I asked for a lot of [prep time],” he said. “I’m crazy about my prep time, but when there’s an emotional change and a physical change, I think it’s integral that I get it as accurate as possible for myself emotionally.”