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Craig Robinson To Front New Sitcom From Brooklyn Nine-Nine Producers

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Craig Robinson To Front New Sitcom From Brooklyn Nine-Nine Producers

Craig Robinson, one of the stars of the US version of The Office, is to headline a new NBC show created by the guys behind Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The series hasn't got a title yet, but it was previously known as Killing It, and it's been created by Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici.

All we know so far is that the show focuses on 'one man's quest to achieve the American dream - while hunting really big snakes'.

Sounds interesting enough, as a premise.

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The show, which has been picked up for 10 episodes on NBC's Peacock streaming platform, will see Robinson unite with the showrunners of B99, who he has appeared for in the past as Doug Judy, also known as the Pontiac Bandit.

Robinson alongside Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine Nine. Credit: NBC
Robinson alongside Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine Nine. Credit: NBC

This news comes just a matter of days after NBC confirmed that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is to end after the forthcoming eighth series.

In a statement, Good said: "I'm so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,

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"When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy [Samberg], he said, 'I'm in, but I think the only way to tell this story is over exactly 153 episodes,' which was crazy because that was exactly the number Mike and I had envisioned."

As with many shows at the minute, B99 has been forced into a coronavirus related hiatus in filming, but Andy Samberg recently told us that they were 'waiting to come back again' after that break.

Dan Goor and the B99 cast. Credit: PA
Dan Goor and the B99 cast. Credit: PA

He said: "We started shooting, then we shut back down. So we're waiting to come back again.

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"It's scheduled for the fairly near future for us to return. There are a few factors going on - the surge in the [Covid] numbers in Los Angeles is a big one."

He added: "There is a continuity to the people and the stories and the set becomes its own organism and you don't want to disrupt that. I think you can [lose a bit of rhythm], and we'll find that out when we come back."

Fellow cast member Terry Crews also recently revealed that parts of the show were rewritten in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Crews said: "We've had a lot of sombre talks about it and deep conversations.

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"And we hope through this, we're going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year."

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Topics: Brooklyn Nine Nine, TV and Film, US Entertainment

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