Andy Samberg Says ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Characters Will ‘Examine Their Roles In The World’ In New Season
Andy Samberg is opening up about the future of NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and how the show will handle police brutality storylines in the new season.
“The challenge is going to be being honest about what is going on in the world and not shying away from the fact that there are serious problems and also not punishing viewers who like our show and care about our characters,” the -year-old actor explained in a new interview with USA Today.
Andy added that he believes that “our characters need to examine their roles in the world. They’re going to be forced to look in the mirror and see who they’re complicit with.”
He did add that the show hasn’t shied away from social issues.
“We’ve certainly never acted as if all police are innocent outside of our squad. In fact, I think we have a ton of episodes that are specifically about how there’s a lot of corruption and breaking protocol,” Andy added.
He goes on, “I think it’s important for us and for anyone watching our show to keep in mind if we’re looking for a half-hour comedy show to be the ones to solve this problem, we’re in trouble. Our job is pointing out that stuff isn’t getting done right and spreading the word that we’re (really) hopeful that it can get better.”
Earlier in the summer, the show revealed that they had scrapped the first episodes they had planned because of the police brutality issues surrounding the country.
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