Grimm Exclusive: Amy Acker to Play [Spoiler]!

Grimm? Ha — this news is positively joyful!

Sources confirm exclusively to TVLine that NBC’s freshman thriller has cast Angel and Dollhouse alum Amy Acker as the fearsome Black Widow.

Just how fearsome is she?

Well, most of the time, not at all — she’s Lena, your run-of-the-mill happy housewife. But, because she suffers from rapid-aging syndrome — wait, that’s not just a soap opera thing? — every five years, she has to leech the life out of three guys in three short days in order to maintain her appearance.

What? Like your beauty regimen is so much more respectable.

Anyhow, her episode will air in early 2012, so save some of that New Year’s Eve bubbly, huh? In the meantime, feel free to weigh in on her casting below. You know you want to!

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Comments (24)

  • Ooh, never seen this show before, but I’ll definitely be catching her in this. Sounds intriguing.

    Comment by Paige – November 17, 2011 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY FRED!!! :)

    Comment by Dre – November 17, 2011 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think its more likely shell channel Illyria, that voice she used was creepy.

      Comment by TJCrinc – November 17, 2011 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She ate my hamster, you know, so I’m not surprised by her eating men.

    Looking forward to it!

    Comment by Stefanie – November 17, 2011 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • In Angel she became a god so really it is surprising that she would suck the life out of men????? And in Dollhouse she had a mental break down as well, really is this surprising that she has a role sucking the life from her victims????

    Comment by Kate – November 17, 2011 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s so great as a villain. Illyria was the best part of the 5th season of Angel.

    Comment by Ash – November 17, 2011 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • all i read was “Amy Acker” and “Grimm” before freaking out! YAY!!! Can’t wait! this show better not get canceled before her episode!!!

    Comment by Jess – November 17, 2011 03:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t worry, the show’s doing OK — by NBC standards.

      Comment by Anna – November 17, 2011 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s wonderful to hear! She’s one of my favorite actresses. :)

    Comment by Brandon – November 17, 2011 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My fav whedon HBIC is back!

    Comment by trev – November 17, 2011 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so is she going to be part of occupy portland?

    Comment by Bash – November 17, 2011 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where do I sign up to be leeched?

    Comment by Tad – November 17, 2011 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Psh, Angelina Jolie has been using that beauty regime since the 90s.
    Notice how every guy she’s been linked to has aged dramatically, and she has barely aged.

    Comment by RyanD – November 17, 2011 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • RyanD – your comment made me legit lol. You are so right! Scary.

      Comment by AJ – November 17, 2011 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’s actually started to age dramatically, which is only exaserbated by how skinny she is now. Brad Pitt looks older because he rocks facial hair now. She uses gallons of makeup and flowy gowns the few times she’s photographed now to try to hide it. I actually think she looks older then she is.

      Comment by Danielle H – November 17, 2011 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL! So true so true! Brad Pitt looks like he aged about 30 years since they got together. This comment is full of win.

      Comment by Ava – November 18, 2011 05:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fred! Awesome choice for Grimm.

    Comment by Amy – November 17, 2011 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Buffy already did this episode, except it was with a praying(preying?) mantis.

    Comment by jennrae – November 18, 2011 04:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There was also an Incan (?) mummy episode that did the same thing. But I don’t care, I’ll watch anyway!

      Comment by 4815162342 – November 18, 2011 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will Grimm still be around in 2012?

    Comment by corey – November 18, 2011 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Could you have found a worse picture of her?

    Comment by Kayla – November 18, 2011 07:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hooray! More Amy Acker in my life is always a good thing!

    Comment by Ace – November 18, 2011 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So not only does this stupid show have to air against “Fringe,” but it’s going to steal storylines from it, too? Boo.

    Will still watch for Amy, but ughh.

    Comment by Andie – November 18, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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