Now that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has broken out for FOX, even earning the plum post-Super Bowl slot in 2014, it’s time to start diving a bit deeper into the show’s world. Among the biggest questions fans have? When will we meet Captain Ray Holt’s (Andre Braugher) husband? And, more to the point, who will play him?
Peretti, who stars as the lone civilian of the series, Holt’s personal assistant Gina, threw out several bold names for the role, each of them funnier than the last. “What if Bill Cosby was Holt’s husband? That would be amazing,” she says. “What are his politics, though? He has such strange opinions, Bill Cosby … It’s a topic of interest of who would Holt’s husband be. Fabio? Throwback husband? I don’t know, it’s hard to say. David Alan Grier? Chapelle? That would be amazing. His husband is Dave Chapelle. ‘I’m rich, Holt!'”
She adds that she’s not privy to any actual discussions among the show’s creators about the role, but she does reveal that it’s become a topic of conversation amongst the cast. “I’m not in the writer’s room, but I know Andre’s going, ‘Who is my husband gonna be?’ And we’ve talked about it, you know, just surmising.”
Beatriz, who stars as the prickly Det. Rosa Diaz, went down quite a different avenue with her suggestion. “It’d be great if he was super hot, wouldn’t it? Where it was just like some tall, red-headed guy. Now, in my brain, I’m like…,” she said, before trailing off into thought. Michael Fassbender is suggested at her mention of a hot redhead, an idea she jumps on. “That guy is hot. That would be amazing. That would be hilarious and kind of fantastic. Yeah, I think that kind of man deserves that kind of man, you know what I mean?”
Which camp do you fall in for Holt’s husband? Cobsy or Fassbender? Chapelle or Fabio? Let us know your dream casting in the comments below.