‘Grimm’, ‘Dracula’ webisodes tease supernatural series

Oct. 03, 2013 | 5:04 p.m.
Eisbiber Bud, played by Danny Bruno, on "Grimm." (NBC)

Eisbiber Bud, played by Danny Bruno, on “Grimm.” (NBC)

NBC’s new supernatural duo of “Grimm” and “Dracula” doesn’t kick off until Oct. 25, but fans of both can get glimpses of what’s to come with new webisodes that delve into each show’s mythology.

Fans of “Grimm” know that Dammerzustand, or zombies, are the newest danger in the Portland-set drama, with last season’s finale showing them overrunning the heroes. The undead invasion is spotlighted in “Grimm: Meltdown.” The series features refrigerator repairman Bud, an Eisbiber (rodent-like creature played by Danny Bruno) who faces off against zombies in his repair shop and has to call for help. It’s something many of the supernatural Wesen creatures are reluctant to do.

For “Dracula,” the show itself may not have a following since it hasn’t premiered, but the character, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, is, of course, known to fans the world over, bringing its own brand of cachet to television. On the Web, “Dracula Rising” uses animation to recount a 15th century history of Vlad Tepes, also dubbed Vlad the Impaler or Dracula. The events may or may not affect the modern retelling of the vampire tale, but should give fans a deeper understanding of the show’s mythology.

The webisodes begin on Friday on NBC.com.

– Jevon Phillips | @LATHeroComplex

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