Brooklyn Nine-Nine has done some self-censorship in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
According to Terry Crews, the show has let several episodes go by the wayside in light of the recent police brutality and calls for police reform.
“[Showrunner Dan Goor] had four [new] episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash,” he said, according to Deadline. “We have to start over. Right now we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in.”
Crews also said the show’s cast has had “somber talks” and “deep conversations” about the series and how it relates to what is happening in the country.
“[W]e hope through this we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year,” he said. “We have an opportunity here, and we plan to use it in the best way possible.”
In early June, Goor announced through Twitter that he and the Brooklyn-Nine-Nine cast have given $100,000 to the National Bail Fund.
Meanwhile, Crews himself has been facing backlash for tweeting that continued dismantling of white supremacy without white people could give way to Black supremacy. Several stars, including his Everybody Hates Chris co-star Tyler James Williams, called him out on Twitter, writing how his opinion could damage the progress of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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