The writers of the police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine have thrown out four episodes that were written for its upcoming eighth season due to the ongoing political unrest in the world regarding police.
Actor Terry Crews told Access Online, “Our showrunner Dan Goor … they had four episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash. We have to start over. Right now we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in,” he said.
“This is an opportunity right now for us all to unite and get together and understand what this is and that we have to battle this together,” Crews added.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a police-themed comedy starring Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Joel McKinnon Miller, and Dirk Blocker. Beatriz, who plays a police detective on the show, recently donated some of her residuals from Brooklyn Nine-Nine to charities that provide bail funds. She also urged other actors who play cops on TV to do the same.
I’m an actor who plays a detective on tv.
If you currently play a cop?
If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop?
I’ll let you do the math. (Thanks @GriffLightning for leading the way). pic.twitter.com/Xxf3dU0urF
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) June 2, 2020
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s eighth season is expected to premiere in 2020, but it might not be able to hit this date due to filming delays related to COVID-19. The season was at one time expected to feature a storyline related to the pandemic, but this could have changed.