The cast and showrunner behind NBC's hit cop comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine have stepped up to show their support for protests taking place across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. On Tuesday evening, cast members including Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, and others, as well as showrunner Dan Goor, announced that they would be donating $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network. In the posts below, the series says they "condemn the murder of George Floyd and support the many people who are protesting police brutality nationally." Promoting the hashtag #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd, the team encourages those looking to make a difference to look up their local bail fund through the National Bail Fund Network.
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) June 3, 2020
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 3, 2020
— Andre Braugher (@AndreBraugher) June 3, 2020
The National Bail Fund Network assists in bailing people out of jail or immigration detention, with requests for their services skyrocketing as more protestors have been getting arrested across the nation. Beatriz was the first one on the show to get the ball rolling, posting a tweet early Tuesday morning that she was donating $11,000 to the National Bail Fund Network. Beatriz matched the donation made by The Tick star Griffin Newman, who began an initiative to encourage actors who've benefitted from portraying police officers on screen to give back to those fighting against racial injustice in policing.
I'm an actor who plays a detective on tv.
If you currently play a cop?
If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop?
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) June 2, 2020
NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle, Andre Braugher as Raymond Holt, Dirk Blocker as Michael Hitchcock, and Joel McKinnon Miller as Norm Scully. Series creators Dan Goor and Mike Schur executive produce alongside David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. NBCUniversal Content Studios division Universal Television produces in association Fremulon, Dr. Goor Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment.