Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Andy Samberg Says Cast And Crew Are "Rethinking" The Next Season

Season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is currently being planned, and Samberg has talked about the difficulties of making "a comedy show about police" right now.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return to NBC for Season 8 at some point, but the show faces a difficult path going forward. It was recently reported that the four scripts produced so far were scrapped following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many other innocent victims by police in the US. With calls to defund the current police administration amid multiple instances of police brutality, many will struggle to find police on television likable or funny.

With this in mind, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg has told People that the show's writing staff are working hard to figure out the right thing to do with the next season of the show.

"We're taking a step back, and the writers are all rethinking how we're going to move forward, as well as the cast," Samberg told People. "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."

While this statement makes it sound like there's some question of whether the show will return at all, Samberg remains confident. "I know that we'll figure it out, but it's definitely a challenge," he says.

While the main characters of the show are generally likable, crooked cops and a corrupt system are often the show's villains, and Captain Raymond Holt--played by Andre Braugher--frequently discusses the discrimination his character has faced as a gay Black man in the NYPD. But this does not make it, necessarily, easier for many viewers to see the police force presented as heroic.

The show's cast, alongside showrunner Dan Goor, made a $100,000 donation to the National Bail Fund Network in June.

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It had a good run

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Just do what you were going to do. To my knowledge the show hasn't been particularly risque, just a silly humored cop show. You're going to offend people regardless. Those looking for grievances won't stop and will eventually eat their own tail somewhere down the line, best not to cater to them.

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why can't people just take thinks for what they are. i have no idea why this show would have anything to do with police brutality in the real world. its a comedy show with zero violence whatsoever.

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Not that I'd be sad to see this show go (another unfunny broadcast network comedy, snooze), but holy shit, what kind of society are we living in where all of a sudden you can't film a sitcom that involves the police for fear of the leftwing mob trying to cancel you?

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You might as well keep going. We are not talking about a society that is above using past works against you. If there was anything an angry crowd could use against you to bring the whole show down they will find it. If you made it this far without offending those people whats going to change their mind now?

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I hope Terry Crews drops out of this trashfire. He's too good for them

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Dang, this used to be such a funny show. Now the cancel culture has killed it. I refuse to watch a “politically charged” 99....... Seasons 1-7 on demand will be fine.

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@KingWormer: It's a cop show. In this political climate, people are going to read politics into it whether or not the creators actually intend for it to have any political subtext, so... might as well have subtext that actually reflects their views.

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Wow I'm shocked. Free speech comments are actually allowed in such a TABOO article. Bravo GS. Gold star for you.

Anyway, its ridiculous what the world has come to. All police aren't bad. In fact the majority of them actually serve and protect people!

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@mooglestar: i gotta say this comment tickled me. gamespot do make them selves look like fools whenever they put up an article about anything politic, whether its BLM or whatever and then go and disable the comments. its almost as if they know the article is pandering and most people will see through it and call them out for it so instead they just disable the comments lol.

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@xnshd: Yeah that's exactly it. It's so infuriating that I just comment on the closed articles in other articles haha.

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@mooglestar: i like your thinking lol.

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Or not. It's entertainment.

Also, no censorship from GS this time? Surprising lol

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