TV Series | TV-14 | | Comedy, Crime
Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.
The pitch for the show to TV executives centered around creating police-precinct characters reminiscent of those in The Office (2005) or Parks and Recreation (2009). As a result, creators Michael Schur and Daniel J. Goor set off a bidding war in 2012, and quickly sold the idea to Fox before a script was ever written. Andy Samberg ... ...
CORRECT-GOOF: Holt carries a revolver rather than a semiautomatic like Jake, Rosa, Amy, Charles and Terry do because the NYPD allowed any officer who purchased a revolver prior to the department's switchover to semiautomatics in 1994--such as Holt, who had been with the department since the 1970s--to keep them.