FOX’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: Dean Winters Rejoins the NYPD As Andy Samberg’s Rival
Among the many new pilots to debut this fall, ‘SNL‘ vet Andy Samberg‘s ‘Parks and Recreation‘-style cop comedy ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘ has attracted the most comedy heat by far. The new single camera series from ‘Parks’ producers Michael Schur and Dan Goor has just added another famous po-po to its ranks, tasking ‘30 Rock,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU‘ and ‘Rescue Me‘ vet Dean Winters to its ranks, but will he still he the good guy?
Via Entertainment Weekly, we’ve learned that Allstate “Mr. Mayhem” spokesman Winters will join the Andy Samberg comedy in a recurring role as Warren Pembroke, rival to Samberg’s detective character Jake, and who works for the Major Crimes Unit. Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that rapper Kid Cudi will appear in the third episode as a jewelry thief.
For those not yet clued in, Samberg’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ comes from ‘Parks and Recreation’s’ Mike Schur and Dan Goor, following a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. In addition to Samberg as the lead, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ boasts among its cast ‘The Newsroom‘ star Terry Crews, ‘Last Resort‘s’ Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero and recent ‘Community‘ and ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ guest Joe Lo Truglio.
We’ve included the latest ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ promo below, so take a look and tell us if you’ll tune in for one of fall’s best-tracking comedies on its September 17 premiere!