If you thought fairy tales were all about happy endings, NBC’s Grimm is out to prove you wrong. In this world, anything from the fair Rapunzel to workaholic dwarfs can come into existence. You’d think this new series is your usual retelling of those age-old stories. It’s not, because this one’s going to be a cop show.

Grimm centers on homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, Turn the Beat Around), whose life changes the minute he starts having dark visions. He begins seeing horrid hags and terrifying trolls, along with other inexplicable sights that can mess with anyone’s head.

Soon, he discovers the truth. He is descended from a line protecting humanity from supernatural creatures. His only living relative, an aunt (Kate Burton, Grey’s Anatomy) informs him that he is one of the Grimms, an elite group hunting down dangerous, magical beings and protecting the planet from them.

At first, Nick is reluctant to take on this responsibility. Villains in fairy tales are worse than your regular convenience store thief or crazy serial killer. Thankfully, Nick has a partner on hand. Or should we say paw.

Joining the detective in his adventures is Eddy Munroe (Silas Weir Mitchell, Prison Break), someone you can call a wolf in good-guy clothing. Grimm, inspired by the tales of the Brothers Grimm, also stars Russell Hornsby as Lt. Hank Griffin, Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard, Bitsie Tulloch as Juliette Silverton, and Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu.

Fantasy meets reality on Grimm when Nick faces a variety of enchanted foes. Think he can live happily ever after? Catch a glimpse of the series on the trailer below.

Set in Portland, Oregon, the fantasy-filled cop drama Grimm comes from executive producers David Greenwalt (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Jim Kouf (Angel, National Treasure). Watch out and be warned. Witches and bullets will be coming this fall, Fridays at 9pm, on NBC.

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Shosanna Moore

Staff Writer, BuddyTV