“We are always looking for a good cliffhanger or an exciting moment on which to end the season,” admits “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” creator Dan Goor as we chat via webcam (watch above) about his hit FOX comedy series. The season three finale had a twist as police officers Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) enter witness protection. “That image of Jake walking out in a suburban neighbourhood, turning to Holt and addressing him by another name really resonated as soon as it was pitched.”
As for what is to come on this Golden Globe-winning comedy series? “Literally right now as we break season four, I have one room breaking episode two, and then I have another room talking about arcs that could motivate the whole season. It’s a balancing act.”
Last season also saw Peralta and his detective colleague Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) finally start dating. “Early on we stumbled into this thing where they talked to each other. It is nice to see. They tell each other what they feel. We’ve tried to make the relationship just a part of our show and not the central part.”
As for how Goor got the characters together after two seasons: “We feel like every version of the playbook has been played of ‘will they, won’t they.’ So we just tried to be as real as we could about two people that are working together who like each other. At a certain point we realized there was nothing standing in their way and it seemed artificial to put something in their way.”
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