Brooklyn Nine-Nine bosses on for new comedy series

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Fox

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine makers Phil Augusta Jackson and Dan Goor are collaborating on a brand new NBC comedy series.

Titled Grand Crew, The Wrap reports that this one follows a bunch of Black friends "unpacking the ups and downs of life and love at a wine bar".

Arrowverse actor Echo Kellum, Blue Bloods' Justin Cunningham, Carl Tart, Aaron Jennings and Nicole Byer have already been cast, while Mo Marable directs the pilot.

Photo credit: Fox
Photo credit: Fox

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Discussing the network's stable of upcoming pilots (including American Auto and La Brea), president of scripted content Lisa Katz commented: "Our driving force has always been to seek out talented storytellers who have a strong point of view.

"While these shows are very different thematically, what they have in common is a unique voice, excellent world building, and compelling storytelling. We can't wait to share them with TV fans everywhere."

Elsewhere, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's forthcoming eighth season could be "really groundbreaking" according to Captain Holt's Andre Braugher.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

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"Can a comedy sustain the things that we're trying to talk about? I don't know," the star mused, in reference to real-life police brutality.

"It could be a really groundbreaking season that we're all going to be very, very proud of, or we're going to fall flat on our face.

"But I think this is a staff, a cast and a crew that's willing to take it on and give it our best. I think we have a damn good chance to tell the kinds of stories that heretofore have only been seen on grittier shows."

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is available to stream on Netflix and All4. It can be seen on E4 in the UK or NBC in the US.

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