Grimm’s David Giuntoli spoke to Blastr about season 3, which premiered on October 25th. Source: Blastr
The premiere is all about “Zombie Nick going ape$#!@ in the streets of Portland,” said Giuntoli, who plays Nick. “Nick does some bad things. He is taken over by another entity, sort of. A sliver of him is to blame for it, but the vast majority of him is under the power of a potion that turned him into what we call a zombie.”
For Giuntoli, it adds up to playing a very different version of Nick. “I got to guest-star on my own TV show. I was a completely different character for a while,” he said.
When Nick does return from being zombie-fied, as we know he will since Giuntoli is the star of the show, he and his Scooby gang will have a lot to handle, said the actor.
“There’s a reckoning. And I am going to have to deal with what I’ve done. We’ll see how that goes,” said Giuntoli.
“He always just wanted to do what was right, but that’s not very clear at this moment. The character’s going through a lot of changes. There’s moments in the script where I have to make the decision, ‘Okay, there’s no turning back from x, y.’ You can’t go back to first-season Nick anymore. You have to rewrite the story of who you are in your head while keeping the same grounding characteristics that your character has always wanted. My character’s always wanted justice. My character’s always wanted to use his rarefied blood to solve and to protect in a way that nobody else can. He always has that, but he’s developing within that. He keeps changing within that.”