There's A French-Canadian Version Of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" And I Don't Understand

    Neuf neuf?

    We've all heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring SNL alumn, Andy Samberg.

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    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)

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    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.

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    It's Brooklyn Nine-Nine en Francais!

    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.

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    Here is who I assume is Jake Peralta and his French-Canadian alter ego.

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    This is likely Detective Amy Santiago.

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    And Captain Raymond Holt.

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    Lieutenant Terry Jeffords is there, in this nearly identical scene inside Captain Holt's office.

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    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.

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    Scully? Uncanny.

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    And I think Hitchcock?

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    And of course, Gina Linetti – who seems a bit more colorful in Québec.

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    The internet seems divided.

    what the hell is this Brooklyn 99 knockoff and how am I supposed to pronounce it? Escouade Neuf-Neuf?

    the quebecoise adaptation of brooklyn 99 looks like trash and i will be watching every episode

    Escouade 99 makes me want to learn French again

    Getting an Escouade 99 tattoo, brb https://t.co/hU4VKZk8z0

    People have also questioned the whitewashing of some characters from the original series.

    I’d love to be a little fly to be on the meeting that decided to whitewash Brooklyn 99 to make “Escouade 99”. Not the best understanding of recent times in Québec. #escouade99

    @VideotronDiv Expliquez-nous pourquoi vous n'avez pas pris des actrices latino-américaines pour jouer la version québécoise d'Amy Santiago et Rosa Diaz? J'aime bien les actrices, mais je suis déçue de vous (Vidéotron et autres décideurs de la série) pour le manque de diversité sur nos écrans

    Translation from Google Translate: Explain to us why you didn't take Latin American actresses to play the Quebec version of Amy Santiago and Rosa Diaz? I like actresses, but I'm disappointed with you (Videotron and other makers of the series) for the lack of diversity on our screens

    Like it or not you can watch Escouade 99 on the streaming platform Club illico on September 17.

    CORRECTION

    An earlier version of this post indicated that Bachelor, le gentleman célibataire was a French-Canadian production.