July 13, 2012 | 12:51 p.m.
Think of it as TV’s Comic-Cannes. Since its inception 42 years ago, Comic-Con International has been a celebration of fanboy culture. When geek became the new cool, it also worked as a marketing platform for Hollywood and video game makers. Now, it’s the place where the television industry comes to build buzz for new shows and reward the audiences of established ones. More than 80 television series courted the crowds at Comic-Con last year with premieres, panels and promotional events. This year in San Diego, the numbers are just as high – and the visibility even greater. From the poster-plastered pedicabs to the building side displays, TV is taking center stage. NBC has overtaken Gaslamp Square Park and created interactive experiences with its fairy tale series “Grimm” and new J.J. Abrams thriller “Revolution.” Inside the Convention Center, AMC’s wildly popular […]
April 20, 2012 | 11:36 a.m.
Here’s an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode of “Grimm,” the NBC fantasy series that premiered right before Halloween and has been a treat as it found that tricky balance between crime-of-the-week procedural and widening mythology (the secrets of the Grimms, the border patrol agents between humanity and fairy-tale beasties). Tonight, Neil Hopkins, a familiar face from “Lost,” plays a murder suspect who presents a quandary for Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), the police detective who must decide between the demands of his badge and his secret duties as a Grimm. And here’s something spooky: Over on Fox’s “Fringe,” also at 9 p.m., Henry Ian Cusick, another “Lost” and found actor, is the guest star in a story set in 2036. – Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED ‘Supernatural’s’ rabid fans meet up with its playful cast J.J. Abrams on Eric Kripke’s ‘undeniably good’ pilot ‘Supernatural’: the CW show finds its future in the past Thones’ makes […]
July 06, 2011 | 6:58 p.m.
Sarah Michelle Gellar isn’t the only high-profile “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” veteran making an appearance at Comic-Con International in San Diego this year. NBC will screen the pilot for “Grimm,” the network’s upcoming fantasy police procedural, at the pop-culture expo, and two of the series’ producers, Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, who spent time toiling on “Buffy” and its spinoff, “Angel,” will participate in a Q&A session along with the show’s stars. The duo recently chatted with Hero Complex contributor Jevon Phillips about “Grimm,” which is described as a “modern retelling of the Grimms’ fairy tales, in a fractured kind of way.” JP: Where did the idea for “Grimm” come from? DG: Well, our hero has the ability to see the big bad wolf in the child molester, and the three little pigs in the greedy people. He has the […]