Since George Floyd’s murder, many things have been changing throughout the US. Similarly, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is taking serious steps to highlight racism and justice for the black community. According to Terry Crews, the creators are scrapping some episodes of the next season and re-shooting everything.
Produced as a single-camera comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is praised for giving positive representation.
Although the premises is a basic comedy based on police procedural television series, it has more to it than just that. Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the story revolves around interesting characters of NYPD. The ensemble cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine includes Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller. Apart from winning several awards, the series has also won GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. After the series focused on the positive portrayal of the LGBTQ community, they bagged this award. They also highlight the many stereotypes and issues faced by the LGBTQ community. This is another reason why Brooklyn Nine-Nine is loved by all.
Amid George Floyd’s murder, the show scrapped four new episodes.
Terry Crews, who plays Lieutenant Terry Jeffords on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has informed that the cast and crew are having frank conversations about racism. They are also discussing how the current situation will affect the story of the show. In an interview, he said:
“We’ve had a lot of somber talks about it and deep conversations and we hope through this we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year. We have an opportunity and we plan to use it in the best way possible.”
While talking about why and how the episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine were scrapped, he said:
“Our showrunner Dan Goor, they had four episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash. We have to start over. This is an opportunity right now for us all to united and get together and understand what this is and that we have to battle this together.”
The showrunner, Dan Goor also tweeted that the entire cast has condemned the police brutality and made donations to the National Bail Fund Network.
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) June 3, 2020