This Is… going to be fun.
Sterling K. Brown will travel across networks to guest-star on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox announced on Thursday.
The Emmy-winning This Is Us star — who was last seen on the NBC dramedy threatening to kill his brother, who was pulled over for DUI with his daughter in the backseat — will play an actual murder suspect on Fox’s cop comedy. The episode is special in that it will follow a single story line for the half-hour, as Philip Davidson (Brown) is interrogated by Jake (Andy Samberg) and Holt (Andre Braugher).
The episode is slated to air in the spring, when Brooklyn‘s fifth season resumes. Brown has long desired to work with Braugher, a fellow Stanford alum, and he even thanked him in his speech last fall at the Emmys when he won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy, becoming the first African-American actor to win that in 19 years, when Braugher triumphed for his work on Homicide: Life on the Street. “I just want to say whether it’s at Stanford or on this stage, it is my supreme honor to follow in your footsteps,” Brown effused from the stage.
Brown — who will hit the big screen in Hotel Artemis, Black Panther, and The Predator — recently popped up on HBO comedy Insecure.
The season 5 guest roster also includes Tim Meadows, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jimmy Smits, Bradley Whitford, and Danny Trejo.