Hit U.S. TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine has scrapped four new episodes following George Floyd's death at the hands of police officers.
Floyd's death in May sparked Black Lives Matter protests around the world, with questions once again arising about police brutality and racial inequality.
While Brooklyn Nine-Nine has enjoyed huge success with its tales about the blundering New York police force, story lines and jokes are being considered more carefully in the wake of Floyd's murder. Terry Crews, one of the stars of the series, has admitted that showrunners have already taken drastic steps to ensure the upcoming seventh season of the show doesn't hit headlines for all the wrong reasons.
"[Showrunner Dan Goor] had four [new] episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash. We have to start over. Right now we don't know which direction it's going to go in," Crews told Deadline.
He added that he and his fellow castmates have had "a lot of sombre talks about it and deep conversations and we hope through this we're going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year.
"We have an opportunity here, and we plan to use it in the best way possible."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which also stars Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, and Melissa Fumero, has been airing since 2013.