Escouade 99 is a French-Canadian remake of hit cop comedy Brooklyn 9-9, transplanted to a police district in Quebec with a brand new, French-speaking solid. Sadly the casting hasn’t hit the suitable observe with the unique Brooklyn 9-9 solid, with Melissa Fumero, who performs Amy Santiago within the unique, blasting the remake for casting the 2 Latina characters as white ladies, IndieWire reviews.
Each Fumero’s unique position and the only performed via Latina actress Stephanie Beatriz were solid with non-Latina actresses, main Fumero to tweet “I am abruptly curious concerning the Latina inhabitants in Quebec.”
Gotta day even though after observing this… I’m abruptly curious concerning the Latina inhabitants in Quebec. Simply sayin 🤔
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) August 20, 2020
Whilst Fumero accepts that Quebec would possibly not have a big Latina inhabitants, she additionally says the tailored Amy and Rosa roles “may’ve long gone to ANY BIPOC.” She then clarified that the onus for those errors will have to be positioned at the “determination makers,” no longer the precise actresses who ended up within the roles.
I’ve been fascinated by this so much, and it mainly comes right down to this… whilst I perceive the Latina inhabitants is v small in Quebec (& what number of of them are humorous actors?) the Amy n Rosa roles may’ve long gone to ANY BIPOC so it’s disappointing to look that ignored alternative.
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) August 21, 2020
Whilst Brooklyn 9-9 has an 8th season in manufacturing, its present standing is unclear because of difficulties created via the COVID-19 disaster. In July, after ongoing protests about police brutality in the United States, the showrunners scrapped the prevailing subject material for the 8th season in choose of revamping the display’s depiction of cops on tv. It isn’t transparent when the display will go back, or what adjustments may well be made.
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