Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator to reunite with Stephanie Beatriz on Netflix show

stephanie beatriz as rosa diaz, brooklyn nine nine
B99 boss recruits former star in Netflix spy showNBC/Sky

Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Mike Schur has cast former star of the iconic police sitcom Stephanie Beatriz in a new spy caper for Netflix.

Beatriz appeared as gruff detective Rosa Diaz for all eight seasons of the Fox comedy from 2013-2021, alongside Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti and the late Andre Braugher, all under the supervision of Schur as executive producer and co-creator.

Now, Schur and Beatriz are set to reunite for A Classic Spy; a new comedy series from Netflix starring The Good Place's Ted Danson as a retiree named Charles who becomes a mole in a secret investigation.

Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, The Good Place season 1

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According to TVline, Beatriz will play Didi, the “all-seeing, all-knowing” managing director of Charles’ San Francisco-based retirement facility in the show, which is based on The Mole Agent – a 2021 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

The cast is rounded out further by multiple The Good Place alumni, including Eugene Cordero as Charles' son-in-law Joel, Jama Williamson as Beatrice, the retirement facility’s upbeat activities director, and Marc Evan Jackson (who also starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine) as Evan, the client who hires the investigator for which Charles becomes a mole.

Further casting includes It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Chicago Med's Lilah Richcreek Estrada, Grace & Frankie's John Getz and Orange is the New Black's Lori Tan Chinn.

rosa diaz, played by stephanie beatriz, sits in an armchair during an episode of brooklyn nine nine
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Meanwhile, Beatriz has spoken to Digital Spy about the importance of queerness in her new adult animated comedy, Hazbin Hotel .

"It's wonderful that there's multiple queer characters in the series. I think it's lovely to see such a loving, sweet relationship between Charlie Morningstar and Vaggie. It's becoming so lovely and normal to see queer characters in media," she explained.

"I constantly go back to this feeling that I had when I was a young person, teenager, sort of wanting and wishing for that somewhere and not having it, not seeing it and not finding it anywhere."

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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