E4 has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a new police comedy from the producers of Parks and Recreation.
Starring Andy Samberg (Cuckoo) and Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street), the 22-part series will begin airing in the UK in January.
Channel 4 Chief Creative Officer Jay Hunt commented: “I’m delighted to bring NBCUniversal’s laugh out loud comedy about a motley crew of cops to the UK. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be a real treat for E4 audiences when it launches here in the new year.”
The official synopsis reads: “Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg) is a good enough cop that he’s never had to work that hard or follow the rules too closely. Perhaps because he has the best arrest record among his colleagues, he’s been enabled – if not indulged – throughout his entire career. That is, until Captain Ray Halt (Braugher) arrives on the scene to remind this hotshot cop to respect the badge.
“Jake may have collared more criminals, but Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero, Gossip Girl) is close behind, and she’s keenly aware of how many arrests she needs to close the gap. Amy grew up with seven brothers who were all cops. She’s the first girl in the family to put on a police uniform, and suffice it to say: she’s extremely competitive…about everything.”
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