Acting vet Kate Burton (a.k.a. Mer’s late mom on Grey’s Anatomy) has joined the cast of NBC’s very promising drama pilot Grimm, which is being described as a fantastical cop drama in which characters from Grimm’s Fairy Tales exist.
Created by David Greenwalt (Profit) and Jim Kouf (Angel), Grimm revolves around Nick (David Giuntoli), a cop who starts to see some humans for what they actually are — animals/beasts — and realizes it’s his destiny to protect society from them.
Burton will play Nick’s aunt, who possesses some dark secrets of her own. Despite being billed simply as a “special guest star” in the pilot, there’s a strong chance Burton’s character will recur — should Grimm be picked up to series.
The cast also includes Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break), Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights) and Bitsie Tulloch (Quarterlife).