Yesterday night FOX premiered one of its newest fall television shows called, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The half-hour cop comedy centers on a group of diverse and talented detectives who are a bit too carefree and childlike which they must quickly turn around with they receive a new captain who plans to turn around the precinct’s smart yet very immature squadron.
Starring Saturday Night Live alumni, Andy Samberg plays Detective Jake Peralta. Samberg is generating a buzz since he appears to be invoking similar juvenile comedic gold similar to both Robin Williams and Ben Stiller. However, Samberg isn’t the only one drawing attention. The show drawing some praise from critics, but it showcases two Latina regulars who are strong detectives.
Former One Life to Live and Gossip Girl star Melissa Fumero plays Detective Amy Santiago, a cop who is profoundly competitive in collaring criminals due to be growing up with seven brothers and is more of a play-by-the-book character opposed to Detective Peralta.
“I could not get further away from soap operas than with this,” said Fumero, in an interview with the Daily News about her big change in roles she has been known to play. “I think comedy is so specific, so hard. I’d audition for comedies and think, ‘I can’t pull this off.’ ”
Joining Fumero is Stephanie Beatriz (who has appeared on Modern Family and The Closer). Beatriz plays Detective Rose Diaz a police officer with a dry, deadpan persona who is a tough-as-nails and truly intimidating detective that is not afraid to speak her mind.
Created by Daniel Goor and Michael Schur from Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a comedy parody of such familiar crime dramas like Dick Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, ABC’s NYPD BLUE, and FX’s The Shield. And from the world of crime drama actor Andre Braugher, who has appeared on such cop dramas as Homicide: Life on the Street and played a lawyer on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, stars as the new Captain Ray Holt.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs on FOX, Tuesdays at 8:30.