Brooklyn 9-9 star Andre Braugher has been speaking in regards to the points that the present faces going into Season 8, now that the writing workforce behind the comedy sequence have determined to scrap their initial scripts within the wake of world Black Lives Matter protests and persevering with police brutality in America, and begin over from scratch.
Braugher, who has performed Capt. Raymond Holt on the beloved sitcom since 2013, notes that when addressing its lighthearted portrayal of police habits, Brooklyn 9-9 has – for the most part – been no totally different to different reveals in sweeping the extra distressing details below the carpet for entertaithemodernhealthcarent functions.
The actor beforehand starred in NBC’s acclaimed cop drama Murder: Life on the Road for six seasons earlier than touchdown the a part of Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and has spent a while fascinated with what these roles have contributed to the general public’s notion of the police.
“I lookup in any case these many years of taking part in these characters, and I say to myself, it’s been so pervasive that I’ve been inside this storytelling, and I, too, have fallen prey to the mythology that’s been constructed up,” Braugher stated in a brand new interview with Variety. “It’s nearly just like the air you breathe or the water that you just swim in. It’s arduous to see. However as a result of there are such a lot of cop reveals on tv, that’s the place the general public will get its details about the state of policing. Cops breaking the regulation to cite, ‘defend the regulation,’ is an actual horrible slippery slope. It has given license to the breaking of regulation in all places, justified it and excused it. That’s one thing that we’re going to should collectively handle — all cop reveals.”