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.
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) August 20, 2020
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.
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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.
TIL there’s a Quebec version of Brooklyn 99… that also happens to look like a porn parody version of Brooklyn 99. pic.twitter.com/0tm9C6hNLI
— Rick Mele (@rickmele) August 20, 2020
the quebecoise adaptation of brooklyn 99 looks like trash and i will be watching every episode pic.twitter.com/WicCliu4Wq
— laurel 🌿 (@_LaurusNobilis) August 20, 2020
i am scared of quebec brooklyn 99 https://t.co/OBXCFHv3lh
— ezra ⁷ (@ambitiousezra) August 20, 2020
The Quebec version cast of Brooklyn 99 just looks like trashhhh
— Abu (@chevvy786) August 21, 2020
— shannon (@diapermoneyy) August 20, 2020
I mean, this is definitely how I would learn Quebec French.
Brooklyn 99 gets a remake – people’s reactions are stong and varied https://t.co/m70EPfun88
— Stephen Ball (@SteveB_uk) August 20, 2020
SAY IT LOUDER SO QUEBEC CAN HEAR YOU
— 𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚎 (@chrryskies) August 21, 2020
So Quebec remade Brooklyn 99 and you don’t need to know a lick of French to identify every single character in the trailer. They all look like discount versions of the original series. https://t.co/8HC0weh5N4
— Stéphane Lachance (@lachstep) August 20, 2020
Hold up what, catch me trying to convince my french teacher to let us watch Quebec Brooklyn 99 for “educational purposes” https://t.co/7yuGFw3PZe
— pink.oxyjin⁷ 📼 (@PinkOxyjin) August 20, 2020
Please, please, please have a crossover episode between the two shows!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/k8clWYdruK
— #BLM – Your Voice Matters, Time to Speak Up (@LPool_07) August 21, 2020
Oh man, Quebec made its own version of Brooklyn 99 instead of just translating it and it’s great. https://t.co/WTWG4dEo8m
— Josh McConnell (@joshmcconnell) August 20, 2020