Kyra Sedgwick is returning to the world of TV crime fighting. The Closer star will appear in multiple episodes of Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine, E! News has confirmed.
This is her first TV gig since The Closer ended in 2012.
Sedgwick won an Emmy and starred in the hit TNT drama The Closer as Brenda Leigh Johnson for seven seasons. In Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Sedgwick will play Madeline Wuntch, a long-time rival of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher). The rivalry goes back to their early days in the NYPD. Like she did in The Closer, Sedgwick will play a Deputy Chief in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She's in a higher position than Holt and is hoping to take him down when she evaluates his precinct. Sedgwick is currently slated for two episodes.
Entertainment Weekly first reported Sedgwick's casting.
Braugher recently was nominated for an Emmy for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The show and star Andy Samberg took home Golden Globes this year.
When we last saw Jake (Samberg) he was leaving to go undercover.
"The brash young Detective Peralta returns from his undercover duty hoping that the squad and everything will still remain the same, and in the course of his undercover work, the NYPD has gotten a new commissioner," Braugher told us. "So things are radically changing and Holt is on the cutting edge of this. So the old, stodgy captain wants everything to change and the young, brash detective wants everything to stay the same"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine moves to Sundays at 8:30 p.m. and premieres Oct. 5 on Fox.