There's A French-Canadian Version Of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" And I Don't Understand
We've all heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring SNL alumn, Andy Samberg.
And we all know Québec has a thriving television scene with local adaptations of big shows like SNL Québec, Le Juste Prix (aka The Price Is Right) and Le Banquier (aka Deal Or No Deal)
Well their TV game has just got a bit more... interesting. They just released the trailer for Escouade 99, a French-Canadian version of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
And from what I can tell, it looks like an exact replica of the American version. The trailer looks like it's going shot for shot of the pilot episode of the American series.
Here is who I assume is Jake Peralta and his French-Canadian alter ego.
This is likely Detective Amy Santiago.
And Captain Raymond Holt.
Lieutenant Terry Jeffords is there, in this nearly identical scene inside Captain Holt's office.
The internet is convinced this is Detective Rosa Diaz.
And Detective Charles Boyle looks like he got a haircut for this version of the show.
And I think Hitchcock?
And of course, Gina Linetti – who seems a bit more colorful in Québec.
The internet seems divided.
People have also questioned the whitewashing of some characters from the original series.
Like it or not you can watch Escouade 99 on the streaming platform Club illico on September 17.
An earlier version of this post indicated that Bachelor, le gentleman célibataire was a French-Canadian production.