‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star Melissa Fumero Blasts Canadian Remake’s Whitewashed Casting
A French-Canadian remake of the hit cop comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” titled “Escouade 99” and transplanted to Quebec, has left people baffled.
And that includes one of the original stars of the ongoing police procedural sitcom, once at Fox and now living at NBC.
Melissa Fumero, who plays rule-abiding sergeant Amy Santiago, took to Twitter to blast the remake’s apparently whitewashed casting, with a non-Latina actress playing the Cuban-American star’s role.
Another role, Fumero noted, also went to a non-Latina actress originally played by Stephanie Beatriz.
In the new version, which just released a trailer, the characters are now dubbed as Fanny, portrayed by actress Mylène Mackay, and Rosalie, played by Bianca Gervais.“This is like peeking through another dimension,” Fumero tweeted this week.
“Gotta say though after watching this…I’m suddenly curious about the Latina population in Quebec.
Just sayin’.”Fumero continued to tweet her reactions to the new show.
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