In the months since the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, there has been more attention to Brooklyn nine nine, as comedy follows a clumsy police force.
The show wrapped up its seventh season in April, but star Terry Crews said Tuesday that showrunner Dan Goor “had four [new] episodes all ready to go out and just thrown away. We have to start again. Right now we don’t know which way it will go. “
The teams added that the cast has had “many grim conversations about it and deep conversations and we hope that through this we do something that is truly groundbreaking this year.” We have an opportunity here and we plan to use it to the best of our ability. ”
The actor called the reaction to George Floyd’s death “the #MeToo movement of Black America.”
“We always knew this was happening,” he said, “but now, whites are understanding.”
Earlier this month, Goor tweeted a message of support for Black Lives Matter, stating that he and the cast had made a $ 100,000 contribution to the National Bail Fund.
Dan Goor (@djgoor) June 03, 2020
The show also stars Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, and Melissa Fumero.
NBC has renewed the Golden Globe Award winning series for an eighth season last November.
The series is produced by Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content Studios, Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment.