'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Producers Are Creating a New Comedy Series, 'Grand Crew'

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The producers of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have teamed up for a brand new comedy series, called Grand Crew. The NBC series will follow a group of close friends navigating their way through the ups and downs of life, including everything that comes with finding love, all at a wine bar. Phil Augusta Jackson, executive producer and writer of the show, and Dan Goor, his co-executive producer, are hard at work bringing their vision to life, as production was already delayed due to the global pandemic.

Grand Crew will be produced by Universal Television, as Goor is currently in a contract with them. The cast will include Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Nicole Byer, and other famous faces. This is one of NBC's various upcoming pilots, along with American Auto and La Brea. According to the network's president of scripted content, Lisa Katz, "Our driving force has always been to seek out talented storytellers who have a strong point of view."

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"While these shows are very different thematically, what they have in common is a unique voice, excellent world building, and compelling storytelling," Katz continued. "We can't wait to share them with TV fans everywhere." As busy as Jackson and Goor are with this new project, they're still putting a lot of focus on the upcoming season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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In August of 2020, the sitcom's official Twitter account announced that the show was renewed for another season. "We're going into an eighth season with a new challenge, which is that everyone's knowledge and feelings about the police... have been profoundly affected," explained cast member Andre Braugher.

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The eighth season has the potential to be "really groundbreaking," Braugher continued. "Can a comedy sustain the things that we're trying to talk about? I don't know... I think we have a damn good chance to tell the kinds of stories that heretofore have only been seen on grittier shows."