Jake and the gang return for another series of shenanigans
They’ve got 99 problems, but being cancelled isn’t one of them – at least not any more!
After five seasons and two Golden Globes, fan favourite
BrooklynNine-Nine was canned last May. But in the space of just one day, another US network picked up the cop comedy and now it’s back on the box with new episodepisodes. Leading ladies Melissa Fumero and StephaStephanie Beatriz talk to
Woman’sDay Woman about what’s to comcome in season six.
How are things different in this season with a new network?
Stephanie: Stepha We can curse! We havhave 18 episodes, which is less tthan we’re used to, and we also have a new directodirector of photography for the resrest of the season. He’s one of our camera people and hehe’s fantastic.
Melissa, what can you tell us about Amy’ s relationship with Jake[ played by Andy Sam berg] now that they’ re married?
Melissa: Meliss The day they combine bank accounts is going to be big for them! No, I think it’ll be really fun to explore. They have such a great friendship and all of that will still be there.
Stephanie, what has changed since Rosa came outasbisexual inthelastseason?
Stephanie: We brought her sexuality to the forefront in a really amazing way in this idealised world in which everyone is a feminist. I was very thrilled to be asked to have a voice in that storyline and I felt that it really reflected a reality in my own life.
How was it to direct an episode this season?
Stephanie: It was a lot of work. I didn’t realise the amount of prep that it takes. I hadn’t done much homework since college and it was like writing a term paper that you had to turn in, then people had to create your term paper! It was really intense but also fun.
Melissa: She totally nailed it, though, and it was lovely having a friend who had my back while shooting.
Cool cops! SteStephanie (above left) poportrays tough-girl RosRosa while Melissa plays pl straight-laced Amy.