Kyra Sedgwick is slated to fill a guest roll on Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the upcoming season.
She is currently signed for two episodes. The former The Closer star will play Madeline Wuntch, a long-time rival of Captain Holt, played by Andre Braugher.
Their rivalry between Kyra Sedgwick's character and Andre Braugher's is fierce and goes back to their early days at the NYPD. Sedgwick is in a higher position as Deputy Chief (just like her character on The Closer) than that of Braugher's character, Captain Holt.
Kyra Sedgwick's character is hoping to take him down in her inspection of his precinct.
Executive producer Dan Goor said Kyra Sedgwick's character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine is "... a person with whom Holt has a tremendous amount of history and all of it bad. ... There will be a lot of negative pressure on Holt and the precinct because of [her]."
The show is incredibly popular and even won a Golden Globe this year. Star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Andy Samberg, also brought home a Golden Globe. Kyra Sedgwick won an Emmy for her role in The Closer in 2010 and a Golden Globe in 2007. She has been nominated numerous times for both Emmys and Golden Globes.
This season should be especially exciting with Kyra Sedgwick joining the cast. Andre Braugher describes where this season will begin:
"The brash young Detective Peralta returns from his undercover duty hoping that the squad and everything will still remain the same, and in the course of his undercover work, the NYPD has gotten a new commissioner," Braugher said. "So things are radically changing and Holt is on the cutting edge of this. So the old, stodgy captain wants everything to change and the young, brash detective wants everything to stay the same."
This will be Kyra Sedgwick's first TV role since The Closer ended in 2012. She is sure to be a spectacular addition to Brooklyn Nine-Nine!
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air Sundays at 8:30 pm on Fox.
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