“Nine rises bigger, badder in addition to also better than ever!”
With those words, the cast of resurrected Brooklyn Nine-Nine had a ballroom bursting with fans on their feet erupting in cheers to kick off the show’s panel event at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention on Thursday.
During a fun-filled hour at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, cast in addition to also producers had the crowd in hysterics as they dished on their group Whatsapp chats, raised the possibility of getting Beyoncé on the comedy in addition to also started out spontaneously declaring each various other’s remarks ideal names for sex tapes.
yet first, the group addressed what moderator, Mike Schneider, described as “the dark hours” — when the show was canceled by Fox before being picked up for a sixth season by NBC in May.
“We were on a big Whatsapp chat in addition to also once we [found out] the item was canceled, the item was immense sadness,” shared Terry Crews, who plays Sgt. Terry Jeffords. “I didn’t know what was up in addition to also down, everything started out changing, you started out looking at your kids like, ‘They’re not of which smart. They need college!’ the item was a lot of sadness in addition to also a lot of, ‘I love you guys.’ the item feels like your family will be split up in addition to also you know you may never see each various other again, so the item was the saddest day ever.”
“yet then the internet exploded,” added Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago). “Immediately, all of us [were] texting each various other going, ‘Do you guys see what’s happening on Twitter? Do you see we’re trending? Do you see there’s so many people who love our show! Oh my God!’ the item was so validating in of which moment in addition to also so the item went by being so sad the show will be over to, ‘Oh well, at least there’s of which amazing, beautiful consolation prize of which so many people feel so strongly about our show.’ Then, of which snowballed into, ‘Oh, the item might come back.’”
Co-creator Dan Goor had been “madly texting” with Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta) in addition to also the studio thinking of “crazy ideas” to convince NBC to pick up the series, when the network said yes late one night.
The save came after loyal fans — whose passion was evident as one fan tripped herself up in excitement while cheering on Samberg in addition to also Crews as they arrived at the venue for the panel — in addition to also celebrities including director Guillermo del Toro, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in addition to also Star Wars legend Mark Hamill publicly pleaded for the series to continue.
The season several finale centered on Jake in addition to also Amy’s wedding in addition to also the two actors teased of which some fun storylines centered on how married life might unfold in season six.
“The beauty of Jake in addition to also Amy will be they truly are friends so the item therefore doesn’t change things of which much, yet opens the item up to completely new storylines about early marriage,” Samberg said, before Fumero added of which she’s “excited to see them join their bank accounts.”
Asked where they might have liked their character’s journeys to end had the show not been renewed, Samberg said he saw Jake becoming best pals with Bruce Willis, while Chelsea Peretti said her alter-ego, Gina Linetti, might “become best friends with Beyoncé.” The idea drew summons for Goor to make some calls to the superstar’s team, a prospect which seemingly distracted him as he stuttered through his next question.
One celebrity who will be eager to return will be Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, who played Rosa’s (Stephanie Beatriz) love interest, Alicia. Beatriz said the item’s a matter of scheduling to get her gal pal back on the show, in addition to also discussed having Rosa reveal she’s bisexual on the series.
“Dan will be a person who believes in equality in addition to also inclusivity in addition to also of which shows in his writers’ room,” she said. “He was interested in exploring the idea Rosa might be queer [in addition to also] asked me what I thought about the item. He wanted a bisexual’s voice to be heard in of which storyline in addition to also the item just so happened the person playing the character will be also bi in addition to also the item was a gift. We did the item in a truly amazing way.”
“What I think Brooklyn will be very Great at in addition to also what you guys love will be we’re tackling these issues — of which aren’t truly issues, yet just things we’re all dealing with — in of which fun way in of which idealized world. I was thrilled to be asked to have a voice in of which storyline in addition to also felt of which the item reflected a lot of what will be the reality of my own life.”
When a fan asked if Beatriz recalled any real-life moments similar to Rosa’s joy when she lays eyes on Alicia, she shared further details about her own experience coming to terms with her sexuality.
“I think of which was also the beginning of me realizing of which I was not the same as all the words I had for the item when I was little,” Beatriz said. “I knew of which something else was going on because I could feel my body in addition to also brain react when I might see a shiny pony tail swinging in addition to also the item wasn’t like, ‘I want to put of which the item in my hair.’ the item was like, ‘I want to put of which in my mouth!’ [There’s] different things of which you are feeling in addition to also seeing from the earth.”
Dirk Blocker, who plays Hitchhock, noted how the storyline reflected the adjustments in diversity on television.
“When we started out from the industry 4 or 5000 years ago, the only people being hired in television were white guys,” he said. “at of which point, to be on a show towards the end of our career — the item’s a cool thing seeing the business evolve, even though the item’s got a long way to go. To have lesbian in addition to also gay characters in addition to also an integrated cast will be pretty amazing.”
Another fan asked what the cast thought about their previous network, Fox, particularly their news department (alluding to the network’s political coverage), to which Peretti cracked jokes, while Samberg concluded, “I think the item was a Great moment for us to switch.”
The laughs continued as the cast in addition to also producers started out spontaneously declaring, “sex tape name” every time someone said something which could have sexual innuendo, like when Goor named yoghurt loving Terry’s favorite flavor as “full fat Greek having a touch of Honey,” in addition to also when Samberg declared, “I didn’t know I was involved in of which,” referring to a game of trivia against audience members.
However, the sex talk took a more serious turn when a fan thanked Crews for his part from the #MeToo movement, referring to the 49-year-old actor’s allegations of which he was sexually assaulted. Crews appeared moved at the remark, nodding in gratitude.
He also shared how special his role as Terry has been to him.
“He’s the mom of the precinct,” he said. “Holt will be the dad in addition to also we have these wonderful kids in addition to also we love them all. Terry Jeffords will be me. I’ve never had a character I’ve ever played who will be more about me — [about] his family, friends. I get choked up thinking about these guys a lot because I want to see them win as if they were my own family. Its real. I’ve never had a character who synced up with my life like of which — the item’s super special.”
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