Andre Braugher has signed up to play a police captain in Fox’s cop-comedy pilot, joining Terry Crews and Andy Samberg in the still-untitled work from Mike Schur/Dan Goor, to be directed by the co-directors of 21 Jump Street (the movie) – Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
The project will center on a diverse group of detectives in a New York City precinct.
Samberg will play the lead detective, while Terry Crews will play a character named Terry Jeffords, described as “the no-nonsense but father-like sergeant who runs the detective squad.“
Braugher will play Captain Holt, described as a 30-year veteran of the New York City police force. Holt has finally gotten his own command and he’s not going to let anyone, especially Samberg’s character, mess it up.
Braugher was last seen as a seried regular on the small screen in ABC’s cancelled Last Resort, after 1 season.