It appears that the Pontiac Bandit will soon commit more theft—of the scene-stealing variety. Craig Robinson will reprise his role as the likeable car thief on Fox’s cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine this season, EW has learned exclusively.
In the Christmas episode, which is slated to air in early to mid-December, Jake (Andy Samberg) reluctantly joins forces with the charming criminal he’d been pursuing for years (and who slipped away at the end of an episode last season) in order to take down a drug kingpin. “The Pontiac Bandit once again comes into Jake’s life, and once again is his best criminal friend and his greatest nemesis,” says Brooklyn Nine-Nine executive producer Dan Goor, adding: “He must work intimately with the Pontiac Bandit—the two of them eat Lobster Thermidor while wearing bathrobes.”
Also joining Robinson on the Nine-Nine guest roster this season are Jenny Slate, Kyra Sedgwick, Eva Longoria, Patton Oswalt, and Terrell Owens.