The Jake Peralta star on the comedy series Brooklyn 99 weighs in on how the new season deals with the prevalent social issues in the current world.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine lead Andy Samberg recently opened up about how the show will deal with social problems when it eventually airs its 8th season.
Since the Black Lives Matter campaign gathered pace earlier this year, with police violence at the center of many people’s minds, it has been reported the US sitcom will be explicitly inspired by what’s happening in the real world.
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Speaking with Variety, the Jake Peralta star hinted at what we can expect from season 8.
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.
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.
In addition, Samberg pointed out Brooklyn Nine-Nine has always portrayed the police department in an authentic fashion, under comedic connotations, with “corruption and breaking protocol” being the sharp focus.
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.
Andy Samberg reckons their job is pointing out if things aren’t done right as they seek to spread the word that they’re striving to make it better.
You can stream Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix.