Grimm fans are pretty grim right now. Just as the series hit its full stride and seemed to only gain steam, its final season is winding down. As tonight’s finale arc begins, at least we now know that star David Giuntoli won’t be away from the small screen very long. He is beginning work on a new series pilot for CBS.
Mission Control will follow the fictional lives of NASA employees as they balance managing the current space program and their own personal drama. Giuntoli will star in the series along with Unforgettable and Without a Trace star Poppy Montgomery. Montgomery is continuing her long run on television after four years as the lead on Unforgettable, which switched networks from CBS to A&E in its final season.
The new series hails from The Martian novel author Andy Weir and the film adaptation’s producer Simon Kinberg. Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Riches) will direct. Other cast members include Levi Fiehler (Ray Donovan, The Fosters) as Izzy, Mercy Malick (iZombie, Major Crimes) as Hoff, and ubiquitous character actor Nestor Serrano as Diaz.
Montgomery will play the flight director of the “Durga” Mission, the focal point for at least the beginning stage of the series, with Giuntoli as an astronaut named Stevenson. Giuntoli, ending his sixth season on Grimm this month, recently stepped behind the camera to direct his first episode of television for the series.
The pilot for Mission Control is expected to air by year end.