SOLICITATIONS: Dynamite Entertainment acquires Grimm license from NBC
Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Grimm comic books and graphic novels, set in the world of the acclaimed NBC series, will hit stores in 2013! The Grimm comic books and graphic novels are licensed through NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products.
In Grimm, Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau learns he is descended from a line of “guardians” known as “Grimms,” charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures called “Wesen.” Throughout the episodes, he must battle against an assortment of dangerous creatures, with help from his friend Monroe (who is a reformed creature), and his partner Detective Hank Griffin.
“The opportunity to delve even deeper into the Grimm universe is an exciting prospect. One we hope fans of the show and comic books in general will equally enjoy.” said Executive Producers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. “The medium will allow the story to go places we never could within the constraints of a television production. It’s pretty cool.”
“Grimm’s blend of humor and horror make it an ideal series to work on with our longtime partners at Dynamite, who have a knack for this kind of storytelling.” said Chris Lucero, Director of Licensing for NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products. “We look forward to exploring the series’ deep mythology; telling exciting tales that will broaden the Grimm universe for fans, everywhere.”
“Grimm is one of the hottest new genre shows on TV. We had asked NBC numerous times since Season One about licensing this great TV show as a Dynamite comic. They weren’t ready to license in the first year, as they were still building the mythology. The second they opened up the license for proposals we offered an aggressive creative, financial, and marketing plan. Fans of the TV show will enjoy what we have in store and how the comics will complement the TV series.” – States Dynamite President Nick Barrucci
“Grimm” launched its second season on Monday, August 13, and generated a 2.0 rating and 5.6 million viewers overall, with the second-highest 18-49 rating ever for “Grimm” and the show’s biggest overall audience since January 20. Then “Grimm” returned to its regular Friday time period on September 28 and captured a 1.6 rating and 5.3 million viewers overall – the show’s biggest overall audience on a Friday since January 20.
Look for more information regarding Dynamite’s Grimm comic book soon!
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About Dynamite Entertainment:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.