'Grimm' season 6 premiere: Producers preview new season, no time jump

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The producers and cast of “Grimm” were at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about season 6 and what lies ahead in the series ahead of its premiere this fall.

At a panel, executive producers Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, as well as series stars David Giuntoli (Nick), Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette/ Eve), Claire Coffee (Adalind), Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), Russell Hornsby (Hank), and Sasha Roiz (Renard) spoke with Dread Central, and it was revealed that there won’t be a time jump in season 6.

Greenwalt said that the series picks up where it left off and that they deal with the situations “right off the bat.”

“Basically, we’ve got to dig ourselves out of the hole we dug,” Greenwalt explained. “Renard has some consequences for what happened, the whole conflict with Juliette/Eve, the stick, the ring, all of that has to be resolved.”

In the season 5 finale, Renard and Adalind’s child, Diana (Hannah R. Loyd), used her powers to manipulate her parents into reconciling. Later, the child used her powers again as she made Renard kill Bonaparte (Shaun Toub), who was choking Nick. Bonaparte fell to the ground, and Renard and Nick stared at each other in shock. The season ender also saw Nick coming to Eve’s rescue as he used the magic stick to heal her wound, but the stick appears to have a different effect on her as Juliette began to resurface in Eve’s psyche.

Greenwalt added that apart from the situations that he mentioned, they will also feature some other issues such as the “history of Wesen society and the big players” in season 6.

Kouf said that because many of the show’s characters and events are coming to a head this season, they decided to do a 13-episode run instead of the usual 22-episode season.

“We wanted to keep it tight and really couldn’t maintain that pace for more than 13 episodes,” said Kouf. “But there will still be fun. New Wesen are coming, and we don’t ever write anything that doesn’t have a bit of joy to it.”

“Grimm” season 6 premieres this fall on NBC.