Grim news for fans of NBC’s Grimm. The network announced Monday (Aug. 29) that the supernatural drama will not be returning for a seventh season in 2018.
NBC stated in a press release that the show’s upcoming sixth season, slated to premiere on January 6, will be its final one, Variety reports.
The final season will consist of the 13-episode arch all leading up to a battle royale of sorts between Grimm’s protagonist, Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and Captain Sean Renard (Sasha Roiz). With Renard being a Zauberbiest now in the seat of power as mayor elect of Portland, Nick must fight Renard before it’s too late.
The fantasy crime drama which plays off the classic Grimm’s Fairytales first premiered on the network back in October of 2011. The show became a Friday night staple, averaging 6.3 million viewers in the first season and nearly 7 million viewers in the second season when it shifted from Mondays to Fridays and then Tuesdays. The show moved back to Fridays for the third season and managed to only grow their faithful following to almost 8 million viewers. Viewership began to dip in the fourth season even though Grimm remained in its Friday night slot.
Watch the final showdown from the beginning when Grimm returns to NBC one last time starting January 6.