Twitter has mixed reactions to the Quebec version of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Aug 21 2020, 12:30 pm

The trailer for the Quebec adaptation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine dropped on Thursday and it sent a corner of the Twitterverse into a frenzy.

Some people were surprised that a French-Canadian version even existed, and a couple of the original cast members from the hit TV show chimed in on things that didn’t sit well with them.

Actress Melissa Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago in the American version, felt that watching the new trailer was like “peeking through another dimension” and later said her role should have been cast with a Latina actress.

Her co-star Stephanie Beatriz, another Latina actress whose character is played by a white Quebecoise actress in the remake, replied with only woozy emoji faces.

The adaptation is produced by the ComediHa! production team in Quebec City, and the series is directed by Montreal-native Patrick Huard of Bon Cop Bad Cop fame. The series stars Mickaël Gouin as Andy Samberg’s equivalent of Detective Jake Peralta.

The new series, titled Escouade 99,  premieres on September 17, exclusively on Vidéotron’s Club Illico.

Until then, here are Twitter’s mixed reactions to the remake news.

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