It was reported in June that Brooklyn Nine-Nine had cast the scripts for four upcoming episodes following the protests sparked by the police murder of George Floyd.
And now star Andy Samberg promises that the characters on the show will “examine their roles in the world” as the thriller revamps in the wake of the protests.
The 42-year-old actor also made it clear that the longtime comedy will tackle both systemic racism and police brutality in its next season in an interview with USA Today that was released Friday.
Upcoming Changes: Andy Samberg, 42, vowed that the characters in his comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine would “examine their roles in the world” in an interview with USA Today starting Friday; seen in january
Samberg reiterated that the main purpose of the show is and always has been to make audiences laugh, although he added that “this is a crime comedy, so we have to lie down on the bed we’re making.”
“The challenge will be to be honest about what’s going on in the world and not shy away from the fact that there are serious issues and not punish viewers who love our show and care about our characters.” , did he declare.
“But I think our characters need to look at their roles in the world. They’re going to be forced to look at themselves in the mirror and see who they’re complicit with.
The former SNL star also claimed that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has not shied away from describing police misconduct in the past.
“We certainly never acted like all the police officers were innocent outside of our team. In fact, I think we have a ton of episodes that specifically explain how there is a lot of corruption and breach of protocol, ”he argued.
Tight Balance: Samberg said the show will try to be honest about police corruption while also “not punishing viewers who love our show and care about our characters”; still from Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Hide nothing: He claimed that Brooklyn Nine-Nine had not shied away from describing police misconduct in the past, although this is often treated as a joke; ad still for Brooklyn Nine-Nine
An episode of the show’s fourth season featured a storyline in which the character of Terry Crews is racially profiled by a white cop at night, but most of the police misconduct on the show has been shown to be laughed at.
While Samberg expects the show to have a more positive influence in the future, he was careful to state that a half-hour comedy couldn’t change crime culture or the way police officers Americans collect the police.
“I think it’s important for us and anyone who watches our show to keep in mind that if we’re looking for a half-hour comedy show to solve this problem, we have problems,” a- he declared.
“Our job is to point out that things aren’t getting done right and to get the word out that we (really) hope it can improve. “
Baby steps: The SNL star said a half-hour comedy can’t change police culture or the way Americans view the police; ad still for Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Moving forward: “Our job is to show that things are not being done well and to send the message that we are (really) hopeful that it can improve”; still from Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Samberg plays Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Detective Jake Peralta, who is part of the fictional 99th Borough.
Andre Braugher, who played a detective role in the critically acclaimed Homicide series, also stars as his comedic hard-nosed boss, Captain Raymond Holt.
Despite being a critical favorite, the series was canceled by Fox in May 2018 after five seasons, only for the series to be relaunched on NBC.
Elsewhere in the interview, the Palm Springs star spoke out in favor of new diversity standards that will be imposed on all films hoping to qualify for the Oscars.
“The Oscars thing… People who have problems with that, it’s crazy,” Samberg said. “The settings if you look at them closely you can have the ‘whitest’ cast in movie history and still meet them very easily by doing just a few key roles behind the camera. People who have trouble with that can f ** k off.
No problem: Samberg also played down complaints about the Oscars’ new diversity rules. “You can have the ‘whitest’ actors in the history of cinema and still meet them very easily …”; seen in february