In less than a week, NBC will bring Grimm back for its second season. For those who need a little something to tide them over, NBC has released an interactive eBook full of Grimm goodies, including exclusive concept art, 3D renderings, video clips, and "the introduction of a terrifying new creature in a sneak preview from the Season Two premiere." The best part (besides the oodles of goodies in the book) is that it's free!
NBC used Apple's iBook Author platform to create this eBook, which is compatible through Apple's iBook app and can be downloaded from iTunes. While it may be free, it's looks like it's about 500 MB, which is substantially bigger than your average eBook. But the interactive element accounts for that, as there are slideshows, videos and a virtual encyclopedia of information on the Grimm world, including photos, 3D renderings and transformation videos of the various creatures, and information on the main characters.There's also a link to download the full pilot episode.
The eBook also includes a few tidbits about the upcoming second season, including a sneak preview and the promised info on the creepy new creature.
It's evident NBC put a lot of time and thought into this book, and it's a must-have for any Grimm fan with a compatible device. At this point, it looks like it's only set up for Apple's eBook format, and that's somewhat limiting in terms of compatibility. But from what NBC's Robert Hayes says, it sounds like they're looking to work with other formats in the future, "NBC Entertainment is excited to explore the new Apple iBook Author, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble publishing platforms to create engaging content that our viewers can access from all of their devices."
Looking at the Grimm eBook, I'll be very interested to see what other things NBC has in store with this concept and their other series. (Revolution seems like it would be a great show to make use of this. Also, Community, please.).
Grimm Season 2 premieres Monday, August 13 at 10/9c on NBC.