Laura McCreary Q&A: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
“We were super shocked," writer/executive producer Laura McCreary says about "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" victory at the Golden Globes for Best Comedy Series. "The writers did not even have a party together. We were all just on our couches. Showrunners Dan Goor and Mike Schur and the cast were there at the ceremony. The rest of us were at home enjoying a nice Sunday evening. Then all of a sudden the texts were flying and everyone's calling. It was a huge shock."
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg also snagged the Globe for Best Comedy Actor and now he and his TV show have excellent odds to make the Emmy lists next.
What elements of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" make it so good that it's considered awards fare?
In our webcam chat, McCreary explains how the writers carefully craft the awkward chemistry between characters and even how they manage to keep things light and funny in a police station setting where guns must sometimes play a starring role.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” aired mostly without breaks for repeats, with its finale in March, so the writers are beginning work on the second season early — this Wednesday. Shooting will commence in July for a September premiere.
Asked if the show will give Samberg a chance to showcase his musical talents, given that he is an Emmy winner and Grammy nominee as a third of the comedy rap group The Lonely Island, McCreary says that this is something that the writers have had in mind, but have not found a way to write into the show organically. “We are trying to make sure that it is Jake doing it and not Andy Samberg doing it,” McCreary explained.