It seems that Jake Peralta and the 99 will be tackling topics of police brutality and racism when the NBC comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine goes back into production following the coronavirus pandemic. Star Terry Crews appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Monday where he discussed the state of current events in America and how it will pertain to the show's upcoming season.
When Meyers asked Crews if "the events of the day" would effect the next season, he replied, "Definitely."
"We actually all got on a Zoom call just the other day because of what's happening in this country. We were witnessing so many abuses of power," Crews said. "We had some somber talks and some really, really eye-opening conversation about how to handle this new season."
Crews and the rest of the cast play New York City police officers, sergeants, and captains on the comedy, which originated on Fox. The cast has already made a $100,000 group donation to the Nation Bail Fund in support of protesters around the country.
In addition to the cast's donation, actress Stephanie Beatriz, who plays detective Rosa Diaz on the show, also urged others who play cops on TV to step up and make donations.
"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)," the actress wrote on Twitter, calling attention to Blue Bloods actor Griffin Newman for his donation.