With beloved comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” making the move from FOX to NBC, there is understandable concern that the show might undergo some creative overhaul as well – even though NBC Universal was already the producer of the show.
Fear not. Despite the midseason start and shorter episode run, the show’s upcoming sixth season will remain the same in style with executive producer and showrunner Dan Goor speaking about the new season at the Television Critics Association press tour earlier today. He assures fans, it’s the same show:
“Yes, the mandate from NBC all along is we know this show, we love this show, that’s why we picked up this show, please keep making the same show. In a lot of ways, I think it is the same type of show. I don’t want to say it’s the same show. I think it’s going to be even better this year. Definitely put that in. I’m doing The Secret. There are no substantive changes in terms of our approach to the show or anything else.”
They also confirmed that with the midseason slot meaning the season won’t air until long after the holidays, they will still be doing a Halloween episode:
“I think we had a very good idea for how to do the Halloween Heist and we want to continue doing it. They’re some of our favorite episodes to watch and also some of the hardest to write because of the twists and turns. We have a really good idea how to do it.”
A notable fourth season episode toned down the laughs as it dealt with Terry (Terry Crews) getting racially profiled. They’re hoping to do another episode like that this year, about a different socially relevant topic:
“Our challenge is to make them feel true to the show, be funny, but at the same time give weight to the issue and explore it in a fair way. We definitely intend to continue doing that. We intend to go down the road of Rosa’s interaction with her parents and her journey coming out but there are other issues.
I don’t want to say we’re going to do it unless we can figure it out, but we’re really interested in doing a MeToo storyline. It’s something we’re actively talking about in our writers room.”
Gina Rodriguez guest starred on the fifth season finale as a potential love interest for Rosa and they hope to get her back, though her schedule may prevent much involvement. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” returns early next year on NBC.
Source: The Wrap