Let Them Eat Cake What does hitting the 100-episode mark mean to the cast of Grimm? “We can never complain again, and we actors love to complain!” says David Giuntoli, who plays Portland cop—and creature slayer—Nick Burkhardt on the NBC drama, which premiered in 2011. “Many shows have great writing, acting and marketing and don’t last a month. We know how lucky we are to hit this landmark. Color us humbled.”
The big episode—“Into the Schwarzwald”—airs March 11 and follows Nick and his best pal, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), into the Black Forest of Germany, birthplace of the Grimm fairy tales, as they search for an ancient and powerful Grimm artifact that is also sought by the terrorist group Black Claw.
Cast and crew celebrated the milestone with a bash that drew NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt and Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Giuntoli was noticeably shaking when he got up to give a speech. “It wasn’t nerves that got the best of me—it was ego,” the actor admits. “Earlier that day, I had to do a shirtless scene, so I hadn’t eaten anything. I was ready to faint!”
Pictured (L-R): Bree Turner (Rosalee), Reggie Lee (Wu), Claire Coffee (Adalind), Mitchell, Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch (Eve), Sasha Roiz (Renard) and Russell Hornsby (Hank)