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Chelsea Peretti Believes New Season of B99 Should ‘Defund the Police’

Gina from b99
Credit: NBC; FOX

Chelsea Peretti, the actress behind the great Gina Linetti, left Brooklyn Nine-Nine back in 2018. Her character will forever be iconic. And while she may have left the sitcom, Peretti is still involved with the show. As you all know, the cop comedy faced controversy a few months ago when the Black Lives Matter movement gained a ton of attention after the death of George Floyd. This lead to NBC choosing to scrap future episodes, as the show was in talks to completely re-write scripts. And Peretti has had her say on what should happen in the future.

The comedic actress joined an Instagram Live to chat about her upcoming film and the fate of the upcoming eighth season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She tells the stream that NBC is working to change future episodes: “A lot of my friends and family at this point, that’s their livelihood and they’re on that show, so it’s hard for me to want to undercut them. I know they’re working to reshape this coming season. I’m very curious and interested to see what they do”.

The b99 cast
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Peretti continues: “I get what people are saying. I get their concerns, and you know, my thought was like ‘They should just defund the police!’ And have everyone going to do community-oriented work. That’s probably not what they’re going to do. But I’m looking forward to seeing what they do because I know they have to respond to this, the unfortunate reality that policing has been and is”.

According to the actress, she believes season 8 won’t be defunding the police. But the show will not be ignoring the current events happening in America and around the world. When asked whether the actress would like to go into the writer’s room, she laughed saying “I’m good”. It seems like the writers have a difficult task on their hands, as they want to approach such a difficult topic while remaining a light-hearted show. It will be very interesting to see what happens to Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the future.

Gina from b99
Credit: NBC; FOX