Quebecor Content, the French-Canadian broadcaster, is going to remake Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and this will be marking the first-ever international version of the fronted comedy by Andy Samberg. The Quebecor Content is struck in a deal of the formats with the NBC Universal International formats with ComediHa! Producing in the Quebec City.
It is a single-camera comedy and follows a group of carefree but talented detectives. The series was created by Michael Schur and Dan Goor, and the production of the series was done by Universal Television, Dr. Goor Productions, Fremulon, and 3 Arts Entertainment. The remake in the French language comes after the show was officially renewed for a Season 2 on NBC, it’s new home. It has been officially named as Escouade 99.
Patrick Huard of Taxi 0-22 is going to direct the local version, the production of which will be started by this summer. However, the casting details will be announced later, along with the update on when will the show air.
What do the officials have to say About Escouade 99?
The Vice President of Quebecor Content, Yann Paquet, said that the firsts international adaptation of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine series is a perfect fit with our necessity of broadcasting and producing unique content and reaffirming the leadership of Quebecor Content in the Quebec TV industry. Yann added that they are delighted to pursue their collaboration with a partner like NBC Universal International Studios.
Sylvain Parent Bédard, the President and Founder of ComediHa!, said that first of all, they are feeling very proud that the NBC Universal Studios has entrusted them with adapting the format of Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the first time. He added that they have been working on this project for a very long time, and they are excited to see it coming to fruition.
Why are the fans of the series and the original cast not happy with Escouade 99?
Clearly, the fans and the original cast of the series are not very happy with this news of the French remake of the series. According to them, this will disrupt the originality of the series, and they also think that this is like a mockery on the hard work and attachment of the fans with the series.