While Grimm may be the series’ title, its future is anything but, as NBC has announced they have renewed Grimm for a second season. Consisting of a full 22-episode order, Grimm’s renewal marks the first of several early pickups for existing series on NBC this fall.

Making its debut in October, 2011, Grimm stars David Giuntoli, as Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt, who discovers that he’s part of a long line of monster hunters known as “Grimms.” Along with his wolf-man friend Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), Nick uses his powers to investigate crimes committed by mythological creatures that have the ability to disguise themselves as regular people.

While the official word of the renewal came down from NBC last Friday, fans of the show received the good news directly from some of the excited cast via Twitter:

Co-star Russell Hornsby, who plays Burkhardt’s police partner, tweeted “Grimmsters… 2nd season, it’s official! Yes! More Grimm fairy tales to come. Thanks for your support!”

Reggie Lee, who plays Sergeant Wu, posts: “@NBCGrimm renewed for a 2nd season! WU huuuuuu!!!! #Grimmsters and #grimmlins u do us proud!!! Thx for the support!!!!”

Grimm has turned out to be quite the bright spot for NBC, blossoming to a solid 5.4 million viewers overall, plus a boost when DVR recorded viewing is factored in. With the swift cancellations of The Playboy Club, The Firm and other freshman series, Grimm has done well for the network in its Friday timeslot.

With Spring upon us, it’s getting close to one of the most exciting times for TV folks—May Upfronts! Until the official presentation of the networks’ new line-ups, word on the fate of current shows, as well as new TV pilots, will be trickling in. Patient fans get to be put out of their misery; either their favorite shows will see another season, or they’ll have to deal with the loss of a cancellation. Either way, at least they’ll know. On the flip side, May upfronts also gets fans pumped with anticipation for new series they can expect this fall.

More on info on Grimm and other NBC renewals as its comes

Source: E!