Andy Samberg has announced that they are reconsidering how Brooklyn Nine-Nine will continue in the current climate.
After George Floyd's death and the protests against police brutality, there are questions about how they can joke, and write a comedic series about the American police when there is so much unrest.
In an interview recently, Samberg said:
We’re taking a step back, and the writers are all rethinking how we’re going to move forward, as well as the cast.
‘We’re all in touch and kind of discussing how you make a comedy show about police right now, and if we can find a way of doing that that we all feel morally okay about,’
The actor, who plays Detective Jake Peralta said,
It has been more than a month since Floyd was killed at the hands of the police, and protests have been going on all over the US and cities across the world, calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism.
Samberg’s comments come after his co-star Terry Crews revealed they had binned off several episodes from the forthcoming season eight, amid the protests.
‘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,’