Brooklyn Nine-Nine: New episodes 'in the trash' after George Floyd death
Terry Crews hosts America's Got Talent and plays in Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn's nine-nine star Terry Crews said four new episodes of the police comedy were "thrown in the trash" after George Floyd's death.
The crews said the show would "start over" given the protests against racism.
He said: "We have had a lot of bleak discussions and deep discussions about it, and we hope we can do something that will be truly groundbreaking this year.
"We have a chance and plan to make the best use of it."
Co-creator Dan Goor had four episodes "everything ready" before Floyd's death a month ago led to widespread protests against Black Lives Matter and the search for the soul in society in the United States and beyond, Crews said.
"You just threw them in the trash," he said to Access Hollywood. "We have to start over. At the moment we don't know which direction it will go."
Crews (2nd right) with the rest of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast
Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the exploits of a detective team in the fictional 99th district of the New York City Police Department. In 2014 it won two Golden Globe Awards, including the best TV comedy series.
The crews gave no details about the content of the four scrapped episodes.
The actor and presenter from America's Got Talent also reported on his own dealings with the police, saying police officers wrongly pointed guns at him before he became a familiar face.
"It's something that every black person has been through, and it's hard to really try to get other people to understand," he said.
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The 51-year-old said the momentum for change made it the "Black America's Me Too" movement.
"We always knew this would happen, but now the whites understand," he said.
Earlier this month, Goor and the cast made a $ 100,000 donation to the National Bail Fund Network to "help the many people protesting police brutality."
Actor Kendrick Sampson spoke earlier this month in a protest against Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles
"Glorification of Police Corruption"
Meanwhile, more than 300 black artists and executives - including Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba and Viola Davis - have signed an open letter asking Hollywood to invest in black communities and the "glorification of police corruption" on the screen to stop.
The Variety-published letter was written by insecure actor Kendrick Sampson, who was hit with police batons and shot with rubber bullets in recent protests.
"The way Hollywood and the mainstream media have contributed to criminalizing black people, misrepresenting the legal system, and glorifying corruption and police violence has had serious consequences for black lives," it said.
It also called for greater opportunities for black creatives outside of the camera and in leadership positions, as well as ensuring that marketing budgets were no longer cut short due to "myths about limited international sales and lack of universality of black stories".
The letter pointed out that "sales and marketing processes are often affected, filtered and manipulated by the white eye".
The open call comes in the same week that the BBC in the UK committed to investing £ 100m of its TV budget in the production of "diverse and inclusive content" over a three-year period.
Terry said the global movement is an opportunity for profound and meaningful change.
"This is currently an opportunity for all of us to unite and come together and understand what it is and that we need to fight it together," he said.
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