Quebecois version of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to begin production this summer
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Quebecois version of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to begin production this summer

Patrick Huard and guest arrive at the Gala Artis awards ceremony in Montreal, Sunday, May 12, 2019. American TV comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is getting a French-Canadian adaptation that'll reintroduce its characters with a Quebecois spin, according to reports from industry trades Deadline and the Hollywood Reporter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The American TV comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is getting a French-Canadian adaptation that’ll reintroduce its characters with a Quebecois spin, according to reports from industry trades Deadline and the Hollywood Reporter.

The popular network program, which stars former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Andy Samberg as a New York police detective in Brooklyn’s 99th precinct, will get a makeover under Canadian broadcaster Quebecor’s content division. The revamped version of the series will be produced by ComediHa.

Quebec actor Patrick Huard, known for his roles in “Bon Cop, Bad Cop” and “Starbuck,” will direct the series, which heads into production this summer in Quebec City, the reports say.

It’s the first time the single-camera comedy, originally created by writer-producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, has been reworked for an international market.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” recently wrapped its sixth season on NBC and Citytv in Canada, and has been renewed for next year.

The Canadian Press

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