Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a police procedural comedy TV series that aired on Fox and later on NBC from September 17, 2013, to September 16, 2021.
Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the show revolves around a team of detectives at the 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in Brooklyn.
Cast and Characters
The ensemble cast, led by Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg, features Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s fictional 99th Precinct. Braugher portrays the serious Captain Raymond Holt.
Other main characters include Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle, Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti, Dirk Blocker as Hitchcock, and Joel McKinnon Miller as Scully.
Plot and Themes
The show follows Detective Jake Peralta and his diverse colleagues as they police the NYPD’s 99th Precinct. They adjust to their new commanding officer, the serious Captain Raymond Holt. The series is recognized for its unique blend of comedy and police procedural genres.
Reception and Impact
Critics acclaimed the series, with its first season winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. On the same night, Samberg won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. Braugher received Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series twice.
The show’s portrayal of serious issues with humor earned it the 2018 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, particularly for its representation of LGBTQ+ characters.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, known for its unique blend of comedy and police procedural, has left a significant impact on television. The diverse cast, humorous approach to serious issues, and memorable characters have endeared it to viewers and critics alike.