Eric Renard is dead as far as fans know on “Grimm,” but does that mean he is gone forever? Actor James Frain was written of the show at the end of Season 2 due to scheduling conflicts, but says he wouldn’t be against returning to “Grimm” if there was a reason for it.
When speaking to Zap2it at the TV press tour promoting his BBC America series “Intruders,” Frain says he would “absolutely not” say no to a return to the show. Of course, there would have to be a justifiable reason for Eric Renard to rise from the dead, and executive producer Jim Kouf says the door is currently closed on the character.
“We haven’t left it open. You never know on these shows, so who knows,” Kouf told Zap2it after “Grimm’s” Season 3 finale. “But we like Alexis [Denisof] a lot. We’ve got lots to do with him yet.”
Frain has nothing but good things to say about his experience on “Grimm,” even though other TV show and film commitments took him away from it.
“The show is really taking off. People are really fond of it, and he’s a great character,” he says. “To me, a great character has a sense of humor, and that’s what sells it. [A return] might be really interesting.”
He adds, “It’s a great team, it’s was great show, and I had a great time. It was just some scheduling conflicts.”
“Grimm” returns with Season 4 on Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.