Grimm star David Giuntoli has bagged his next lead role in the hour-long ABC drama pilot A Million Little Things under the production of Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios.
A Million Little Things is a drama with elements of comedy. The series explores the lives of a group of friends who, for different reasons and different ways, are all stuck in their lives. They get their wake-up call to start living after one of the friends unexpectedly dies.
Giuntoli declined several pilot offers this season. However, he chose to star in the ABC drama, where he plays the role of Eddie, a stay-at-home dad and a music teacher. Eddie, whose marriage is in trouble, used to be the frontman of a local band. Although he loves being a father, he often wonders what his life would have been like had he made different choices.
The popular adage "Friendship isn't a big thing — it's a million little things," inspired the title of the potential series. A Million Little Things follows the tone of the 1983 comedy-drama The Big Chill, which also tells the story of a group of friends who reunite after the funeral of their friend who committed suicide. Lawrence Kasdan directed the film.
DJ Nash (Up All Night, Growing Up Fisher) penned the script for A Million Little Things. He also co-executive produced the series with Dana Honor and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan.
Giuntoli's TV And Film Credits
Giuntoli ended his six-season run on Grimm in early 2017. He portrayed the lead role of detective Nick Burkhardt in the NBC series from 2011. CBS then cast the actor for the pilot Mission Control, which unfortunately did not go to series. Aside from Grimm, Giuntoli also appeared in the TV series Privileged, The Deep End, and Eli Stone.
Outside of his TV appearances, the 37-year-old American actor also appeared in a series of films, including the Michael Bay-directed war movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. He played the role of a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent named Scott Wickland. His other film credits include Buddymoon (2016), Caroline and Jackie (2012), and Turn the Beat Around (2010).
Meanwhile, details about the new ABC series remain scarce. ABC has yet to reveal the actors who will play the group of friends. Likewise, the network has yet to announce the premiere date of A Million Little Things.
Giuntoli is repped by Berwick & Kovacik, Adam Kaller, and WME.