‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Recruits Its Noicest Guest Star with Lin-Manuel Miranda as Amy’s Brother

/Film | 2/11/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda banded together with Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro, Sean Astin, and Seth Myers to form the most unlikely super group to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine from cancellation, fans wondered if the Mary Poppins Returns star would make an appearance on the beloved NBC comedy series. After all, Miranda is no stranger to popping up in various TV shows as a celebrity cameo – or, before he became a megastar with Hamilton, in a bit part. And it turns out, all we needed to do was wait for it (wait for it).

NBC confirmed a Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lin-Manuel Miranda guest spot with two images giving us a first look at the actor as one of Amy Santiago’s (Melissa Fumero)’s brothers. The only way this episode, which is set to air on March 7, could get any better is if Miranda got his entire group chat to appear. Mark Hamill as a kooky criminal, anyone?

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TV Line and Entertainment Weekly debuted two images of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s guest appearance on Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the ninth episode of season 6, “The Golden Child.” According to EW, Miranda will play David Santiago, Amy’s brother and rival — a dynamic that was mentioned back in the show’s pilot to explain Amy’s ultra-competitiveness. And there’s none better to play her accomplished brother than Miranda, who is himself a multi-hyphenate actor, singer-songwriter, and Broadway musical creator extraordinaire. Just getting Miranda to tap into one of those talents would be enough to send Amy spiraling into a...
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