We got our first look yesterday at former Closer Kyra Sedgwick playing Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch in the sophomore police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The 49-year-old actress makes her return to the small screen in a two-episode arc. Wuntch is a long-time arch-rival of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher.) And not only does she outrank him, but Wuntch also has plans to take down the Deputy and his entire squad.
Executive Producer Dan Goor said, “Kyra brings so much presence and gravitas to the role — exactly the traits needed to stand off against Andre Braugher. And she pitched one of the funniest flashbacks that we’ve ever done!”
The first look picture released by TV Guide on Thursday features Sedgwick staring down Braugher. She may be small, but she looks pretty tough.
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Sedgwick starred in The Closer as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson for seven seasons. The TNT cable show ended in 2012. Deputy Johnson was the head of the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD. She had the incredible ability to read people in order to get confessions and solve cases. Sedgwick won a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010 for her role as Johnson.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return for its second season on September 28. The premiere season of the Andy Samberg comedy was a success for Fox. The show won a Golden Globe in 2014 for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Also, Andy Samberg took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Sedgwick’s two-episode arc on Brooklyn Nine-Nine is scheduled to air on October 5.