The Mythology of Grimm: The Fairy Tale and Folklore Roots of the Popular TV Show by Nathan Robert Brown is released this week.
As I have said before, one of the things I've enjoyed about NBC's Grimm has been the attention to folklore. And how refreshing that it hasn't been Disney versions of folklore either, but I digress. While I have not watching the series very closely--I do watch and keep up with it some--and there have been some interesting episodes and interpretations of fairy tales and they have pulled from some unexpected folklore at times, too. So this book might be an interesting exploration of the series and its folkloric inspirations. I haven't read it but for fans of the show, I am sure it is a must buy.
NBC’s hit television series Grimm pits modern detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police against a cast of terrifying villains—lifted directly from the pages of classic fairytales. In the world of the show, the classic stories are actually a document of real events, and Nick himself is descended from a long line of guardians, or Grimms, charged with defending humanity from the mythological creatures of the world.
From The Big Bad Wolf to Sleeping Beauty, The Mythology of Grimm explores the history and folkloric traditions that come into play during Nick’s incredible battles and investigations—tapping into elements of mythology that have captured our imaginations for centuries.