Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Gina actress claims show bosses should ‘defund the police’ in upcoming season 8

Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Gina actress says that the show's bosses should "defund the police" in the new series.

The women behind the character Chelsea Peretti has revealed how the sitcom will attempt to address the current scrutiny of TV police.

In the wake of George Floyd's death and the Black Lives Protests and campaigns that swept the globe, Peretti, 42, believes her show may tackle the calls to change the police and justice system in the upcoming series 8.

The actress, who plays Gina Linetti in the show, told IndiaWire: "I know [the writers are] working to reshape this coming season. I’m very curious and interested to see what they do.

"I get what people are saying. I get their concerns, and you know, my thought was like, ‘They should just defund the police!’ And have everyone going to do community-oriented work.

"That’s probably not what they’re going to do. But I’m looking forward to seeing what they do because I know they have to respond to this, the unfortunate reality that policing has been and is."

Her co-star Terry Crews, revealed that certain episodes for the new season have been scrapped due the protests and calls for an end to racism and police brutality.

He explained to Access: "Right now, we don’t know which direction we’re going to go in, but we do know that we’ve had a lot of sombre talks.

"We’ve had a lot of very, very deep conversations, and through this we hope to bring something that could really, really truly be ground-breaking this year.

"We have an opportunity here and we plan to use it in the best, best way possible."

It’s not currently clear when fans will be able to sink their teeth into the new seris, with production disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the NYPD’s 99th police precinct (hence the name). It focuses predominantly on Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a childish detective who clashes with his stoic boss Captain Holt (Andre Braugher).

The show also features Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago and Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is available to stream on All4 in the UK.

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