Bill Hader Joins “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

SNL veteran and “Trainwreck” co-lead Bill Hader has scored a key guest starring role in Fox’s comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” says EW.

The second season finale saw Andre Braugher’s Captain Holt being forced to take a PR job for the department by his nemesis Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick), meaning our regular team were anticipating the arrival of Holt’s replacement. Hader will play that replacement.

Hader will at least be guest starring in the third season premiere, how far beyond that he’ll be sticking around is unsure. Arguably the show’s two funniest characters – Holt (Braugher) and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) – will be getting their own subplot for the same amount of time as well before things return to a normal pattern.

Other guest stars this season include Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”) as Lieutenant Knox, an officer with an interest in Charles Boyle (LoTruglio). “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returns to screens on September 27th.