*”This is Us” star Sterling K. Brown has taken on yet another gig.
In addition to his role in the upcoming “Black Panther,” the Emmy winner for “This Is Us” and “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” will star in one episode of Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” when the fifth season of the Mike Schur and Dan Goor comedy returns this spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Brown will be the central guest star in a bottle episode that follows one storyline: Jake (Andy Samberg) and Holt (Andre Braugher) conducting an all-night interrogation of a murder suspect.
As for his own series, “This Is Us” ends its six-week hiatus on Jan. 9, and Brown says his character Randall has a pivotal scene in the midseason premiere that he believes will jump start the second half of season 2.
“There is a family scene that includes Kevin [Justin Hartley], Randall, Kate [Chrissy Metz], and Rebecca [Mandy Moore] that is about 11 pages long that is absolute TNT,” Brown tells EW. “It is one of my favorite scenes that we’ve done in the course of the two seasons of the show and I think people are going to leave it saying, ‘Damn!’ We come back shooting hot, hot fire. People are going to be happy with what they see.”