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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: (L-R) NBC newscaster Lester Holt with actors Claire Coffee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Silas Weir Mitchell, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch and Reggie Lee attend NBC's "Grimm" Press Line during Comic-Con International 2013 at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Things weren't looking good for the “Grimm” lead character Nick Burkhardt of at the end of season 2.
For starters Nick seemed to be, well, dead. He serves as a special guardian known as a “Grimm” – meaning he can see supernatural forces working in society. And without him, the mythological creatures called Wessens could stir up some trouble.
Fans of the NBC prime time show gathered en masse at Comic-Con on Saturday to see what the fate of Nick, played by David Giuntoli, will be next season.
“Dateline” anchor Lester Holt moderated the panel, joking his true crime show is “very similar” to ”Grimm.”
The cast and creative team behind the fairy tale-featured show gathered before fans to talk about everything from shirtless scenes to cold-brew coffee.
But first things first: What’s going to happen to Nick?
Show creators promised that the “Grimm” is definitely going to the dark side – and he’s not going to know who his friends are.
“He will be a bit of a monster," said screenwriter David Greenwalt.
Giuntoli said he’s excited to get angry for this character and test his limits, saying there’s a lot of fighting in the first episode.
Cast members Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee and Bree Turner all agreed during Saturday’s panel that they’re looking forward to the obstacles of the third season.
Much of that has to do with the fact that the show has a lot of slow reveals that keeps the audience – and the cast – constantly guessing.
But it wasn’t all seriousness at Saturday’s panel.
“Everything has been slowly unveiled except for my shirt,” said Roiz, who enjoyed a bit of extra attention after a topless rage-filled scene last season.
The group also gushed about their love for highly caffeinated cold-brew coffee and the city of Portland, where the show is filmed.
“We love Portland,” said Tulloch. “It’s like being at summer camp.”
Show creators revealed that site was chosen because it most resembled The Black Forest in Germany, the setting of many Grimm brothers’ fairy tales.
Greenwalt also talked about how social media has played a role in the show, saying it has allowed them to take into consideration what fans really think.
As for what’s next in season three? The creators and cast were tight lipped, but revealed a couple hints saying that there will be more Wessens and a second key for Nick.
Make sure to tune in this fall – “Grimm” airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on NBC beginning Oct. 25, right after “Dateline.”