“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” stars Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta) and Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago) hyped the fans up at the 2019 Comic Convention at San Diego, California, to promote the Golden Globe and Emmy winning TV series.

Cast members, including Joe Lo Truglio (Charles Boyle) and Terry Crews (Terry Jeffords), also joined the stars to give hints to future scenes and answer exciting questions. NBC announced in February that the series is going on its seventh season. The premiere date for the upcoming season is yet to be released.

Since season one premiered in 2013, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has set a standard among TV shows with the most diverse character lineup. The show also gives outstanding comedy content that makes no use of any race or gender stereotype, as seen in the following ways.

Intimate Male Friendship

Truglio revealed to fans in the San Diego Comic-Con panel that one of his favorite things about Jake and Charles’ iconic duo is how they openly show affection to each other as friends, breaking the typical male friendship representation in media that is often cool and reserved. In the show, the pair is best of friends (and partners), and Truglio’s character does not shy away from showing a little jealousy when Samberg’s character meets an old friend or partner.

A Muscled Man With A Caring And Nurturing Personality

The show features a muscled man of color, Terry Jeffords, who is a family guy and a team leader. He loves yogurt and gives off a nurturing and caring personality, which obviously shows when leading his team and in being a good father to his family.

Nonstereotypical Gay Representation

The series showcases a nonstereotypical gay couple with the stern and reserved Captain Holt and his husband. It diverts from the usual representation that is feminine and extremely emotional. The show has also explored the struggle of Holt as an openly gay man of color in a powerful position in the police station.

Latina Women In The Lead

In a limited study on TV shows on ABC and CBS, data revealed that only 7.4 percent of characters are Latino, and the figure is lacking in contrast to the 17 percent of Latinos in the U.S. population.

In the Brooklyn series, two of the three female main characters are played by Latina actresses Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz (Rosa Diaz). The family of character Amy Santiago is also Latino represented, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, who takes the role of her brother.

Bisexual Female Detective

One of the Latina woman characters, Rosa Diaz, comes out as a bisexual female detective. At first she makes an effort of hiding it from the nosy Charles Boyle, but her story reveals the worries of bisexual people in coming out to coworkers, friends and family. She would later be seen dating a few women in the following episodes.

In many ways, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” wins both in diversity and quality comedy. The unique and progressive formula keeps fans in excited anticipation for more episodes in the next season.

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