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Grimm’s police captain on his recovery from season four, and season five’s new threat
“I hope to god renard’s recovered. Because that was a very painful season. to come back from the dead and then plagued by this demon entity that’s taken over, and this Jack the ripper character that came out, it really put me through the ringer. Our writers come up with some crafty things, and they always surprise us. I hope I don’t have to face it again. But one never knows.”
“this year is more about trying to help nick recover from the tragedy of the the finale last year. He’s going through so much, and he starts to unravel. He’s got a lot of anger and a lot of vengeance on his mind, and confusion. so I’m trying to keep him glued [together] and also trying to keep the precinct running. But political ambition is always definitely on renard’s mind. so that will naturally present itself.”
THE FORCE AWAKENS
“we have this great sort of force that’s going to envelop the world. It’s going to be global, but the threat is in Portland as well. so all the characters will have to band together against this wesen uprising that’s going to see us through season five.”
“I’ve been trying to persuade our writers to take renard back to the darker side. I really liked him when he was more of an adversary to nick, or when they were a little bit more at odds. I think it’s really interesting to have that conflict with those two characters and to have less trust between them. It makes it a lot more fun for me to play. I think the fans are ready for that as well. He’s been part of a gang for a little too long.”
Grimm’s fifth season is currently airing on Watch.