CROSSOVERS. TV bloody loves ’em. One of the oldest tricks in the book. Ya take the characters from one show and shove ’em into the world of another and who bloody knows WHAT could happen! HIJINX!
Whilst it’s generally accepted that crossover episodes are naff as hell and almost universally result in cringe-worthy shoe-horning as two completely different storytelling styles attempt to temporarily co-exist, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t just a little bit keen on this one.
The US FOX Network is prepping to unleash the ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘ / ‘New Girl‘ crossover special unto us all next week, and they’ve given us a little sneak peek at exactly how the two worlds will collide.
The shows, which air back-to-back in the States, will each get a chance to play in the world of the other, with the whole thing surrounding the ‘New Girl‘ gang visiting New York and having a chance encounter with the 99.
The ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘ half of the special will focus largely on Andy Samberg‘s Detective Jake Peralta commandeering the car driven by Zooey Deschanel‘s Jess Day. The ‘New Girl‘ half will then explain how the LA gang wound up travelling east, and will feature the gang bumping into Doyle, Gina, and Holt from Brooklyn’s finest police precinct.
The whole thing goes down next Wednesday (AUS time). You’ll be able to peep it via all the usual nefarious internet-fuelled means.
If Julius Pepperwood gets to wander around a Brooklyn police precinct big-timing himself, then this whole dang thing would’ve been worth it ten times over.