Sure, Jake and Amy shared a smooch in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine season finale—but don’t expect the Fox comedy’s will-they-won’t-they dynamic to suddenly shift into full-blown relationship mode.
After Holt (Andre Baugher) was ousted from the Nine-Nine, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) shared a sweet moment, which executive producer Dan Goor promises will be addressed in the fall. “The first episode will not be a yank,” he told fans at the ATX Festival in Austin on Friday. “We know now in the premiere [that] we have to introduce a new captain and deal with Jake and Amy.” (For the record, the captain role has not yet been cast, but we’re hoping for Nick Offerman.)
However, “it’s not smooth sailing from here on out,” for Jake and Amy, Goor adds. “They work together, they’re different personalities. They kissed in a moment of trauma, and now they have to figure out what’s happening.”
Though there was some hesitation about bringing Jake and Amy together, Fumero said her nervousness faded once she got the script for the season finale. “When I read it, I thought it was great and very organic,” she said, noting that working with Samberg under this new dynamic has been “dope.” “Andy is a wonderful human being, a super talented dude,” she said. “I have a blast working for him.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to Fox this fall.