‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ season 8: Writers scrap all episodes to start again

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 is getting a do-over. This action follows in response to the current situation, police violence.

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Brooklyn Nine-Nine decided to make massive changes for its eighth season.

All eyes are on the show as fans wait for updates regarding season 8. Many are just curious as to how the police procedural comedy will move forward in light of the protests against police brutality. And now finally, there’s a semi-answer to the big question.

Starting all over again

In a virtual interview with cast member Terry Crews with Access Daily, he revealed that their show has been acknowledging the current situation.

In fact, showrunner Dan Goor has made a bold step in response to it. They have thrown out everything they’ve made so far for Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 to start all over again.

“Our showrunner Dan Goor, they had four episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash,” Crews told Access Daily. “We have to start over. Right now, we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in.”

Crews also shared that it was not a spur-of-the-moment decision. The cast and crew of the NBC show really made time to have candid conversations about racism and how the Black Lives Matters movement affects the future episodes.

In the end, they agreed to make some changes to their upcoming season 8 in order to make room for themes that will come out from the movement.

“We’ve had a lot of somber talks about it and deep conversations and we hope through this we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year,” Crews said.

Moreover, the 51-year old star is hoping to use the platform they have and take advantage of it in the best possible way.

Tackling serious topics

Brooklyn Nine-Nine focuses on a group of police officers in New York City. It’s not like the other police procedural shows though as it covers the lighter side of police work.

It follows a comical format but it did previously tackle serious topics in the past. In season 4, the series showed Crews’ character get racially profiled by a white cop while off-duty in his own neighborhood.

This could mean that season 8 will address more of these issues in the hopes of educating and advocating what the movement is all about.

It’s not known for now how the starting from scratch will affect the arrival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8. Fans will have to stay tuned for future updates.

Featured image used courtesy of Mythodyn/YouTube screenshot 

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