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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Bill Hader Cast as Precinct's New Captain

We now know who will be on the other side of those elevator doors when Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns: Bill Hader.

The Saturday Night Live vet will guest-star in the Fox comedy’s Season 3 premiere as the precinct’s new captain, TVLine has confirmed.

Hader’s character — who will only guest-star in Episode 1, as of now — will fill the vacancy left by Andre Braugher’s Captain Holt, who was forced into an NYPD public relations desk job by his nemesis Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick) in the Season 2 finale.

Co-showrunner Mike Schur recently told TVLine that the new captain’s identity “is far from the final surprise” in the season premiere, adding, “It takes a lot of fun story twists and turns, in very rapid succession, once the new captain is announced. It’s going to be a really funny and good episode.”

How do you feel about Captain Hader joining Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Hit the comments with your thoughts on the casting news.

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23 Comments
  1. Gina says:

    This makes me very happy!!!!

  2. grace says:

    Amazing casting! LOVE hader :)

  3. Tom says:

    Boo. Nick Offerman or bust.

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Great to see Hader reunited with his SNL castmate Samberg as he prepares for his new gig on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Where’s Stefon when we need him?

  5. Bob Backus says:

    What a shame, wished they picked someone more interesting.

  6. Magali says:

    Oh how I love Bill Hader! Great casting news!

  7. David says:

    Love Bill Hader but that gig belongs to Andre Braugher! He is too good and needs to be kept in the job.

  8. Sarah says:

    YES! Just wish he was on for more than one episode.

  9. James D says:

    wow the hooked Bill Hader. Great Job casting director Hader is always a riot. hope he recurs and isn’t wasted on one episode.

  10. Nabil Mazidi says:

    Man! I like Bill Hader but there are only 2 people who should have been considered for this role and they are Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler! I want them back on TV asap!

  11. JCA says:

    That’s good news, I wish it was for more than one episode.

    • misery chick says:

      Me too! They should easily be able to bring BH back for more eps. He’s crazy talented & totally adorable 💘

  12. Joey Padron says:

    happy Bill will be on the show & work with Andy again. it’s gonna be a good season premiere episode!

  13. Rockell says:

    Oh my godddddd! I was looking forward to a surprise when the doors opened at the start of the new season but I don’t even care about that rn because BILL HADER!!!!

    And yes, I realise I’m on a spoiler site.

  14. edlowthegreat says:

    I wish this had a spoiler alert heading. I wanted to be suprised when I watched the episode

  15. Yvonne says:

    Best news ever!!!!

  16. Allee says:

    Excited about this! Hope it’s a recurring role like Kyra Sedgewick’s. Glad Andre Braugher isn’t going anywhere though.

  17. Elly says:

    Love Bill Hader! I think he’ll be great on the show. Can’t wait for season 3 to begin!

  18. YES. Love Bill, but will miss Holt. He’s not really leaving is he?

  19. Rat says:

    Loved Andre he will be missed! Okay Bill big shoes to fill!!