We reported last week that Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes were scrapped in light of the current situation happening currently. The Black Lives Matter movement has caused writers to reconsider the direction the sitcom is heading. It’s main star, Andy Samberg, has recently spoken out on the future of the show. And things could be very different.
Filming is still currently on hold due to the pandemic. This has given the team time to rethink what the series will focus on moving forward. Samberg announced in a recent interview that “We’re taking a step back, and the writers are all rethinking how we’re going to move forward, as well as the cast”. He went on to tell People Magazine that “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 so we all feel morally okay about”.
Terry Crews has also been speaking out about the decision to start over. The network, alongside the cast and crew, has had a conversation about what has been occurring this year. This has meant the teams at B99 could truly rethink the future of the show. Samberg reassured fans as he suggested in the interview that the team will “figure it out, but it’s definitely a challenge, so we’ll see how it goes”. The showrunner Dan Goor made the final decision to scrap the four episodes that were ready to air. This means the team is starting from scratch. There is no clue yet what direction new seasons will go in.
The B99 team as a whole was one of the first to take a stand against police brutality. The cast donated money to the movement, as the death of George Floyd caused outrage across the globe. As they have decided to scrap new episodes and with no idea where the show will go, it looks like the team is taking the right to steps to ensure the comedy is sensitive to the current discussions happening.
To do your part, check out these petitions to make a change.