The Closer vet Kyra Sedgwick returns to the force in an arresting guest stint beginning Oct. 5. Sedgwick will appear in two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch, who shares an acrimonious history with Captain Holt (Andre Braugher).
“Kyra brings so much presence and gravitas to the role — exactly the traits needed to stand off against Andre Braugher,” says executive producer Dan Goor. “And she pitched one of the funniest flashbacks that we’ve ever done!”
The Season 2 premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sunday, Sept. 28, 8:30/7:30c, on Fox.
Kyra Sedgwick has just closed a deal to return to TV: She will guest-star in two episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine this season, EW has learned.
Sedgwick, whose seven-season run on The Closer ended in 2012, will play a different kind of deputy chief—Madeline Wuntch, the steely longtime rival of Captain Holt (Andre Braugher, who received an Emmy nomination earlier this month). Now in a higher-ranking position than Holt, Deputy Chief Wuntch is evaluating all of the precincts, and she’s aiming to take him down—along with the rest of the Nine-Nine.
She will make her first appearance in the second episode of season two, which is scheduled to air Oct. 5 on Fox.
So why has this play been kicking your ass?
It’s a tour-de-force. She’s in every single scene. It runs the gamut emotionally. And it’s a lot of words. I’m kind of a perfectionist, and I’m used to doing things to the point where I feel like they’re as close to perfect as I can get them, and that’s just not possible in a situation like this. I don’t remember working on a new play where the writer was there, tweaking and changing all the time. That’s been exciting and terrifying because things get changed, and you go, “Okay, I had that stepping stone that was taking me to this and now that’s gone, and now I have to re-think this whole section.”
Kyra Sedgwick is going back to school.
The Emmy Award-winning actress will be starring in John Patrick Shanley’s new play “The Danish Widow” on the campus of Vassar College this summer.
“The Closer” star will play an insurance investigator in Shanley’s play, which will run from July 16 to July 27. It will also star Broadway veterans Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras.
The Powerhouse Theater program at Vassar attracts writers, directors and actors eager to develop new works 70 miles north of Manhattan. The collaboration between New York Stage and Film and Vassar is celebrating its 30th year.
The season also includes Richard Greenberg’s “The Babylon Line,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Ripcord” and a large-scale dance ensemble performing “In Your Arms.”
Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to drama-comedy “Reach Me,” starring Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Connelly, Terry Crews, Thomas Jane, Danny Aiello and Tom Berenger.
Producers are Rebekah Chaney, Cassian Elwes, Buddy Patrick and John Herzfeld, who directed from his own script. The film will be released in select cities and on demand on Oct. 24.
The movie explores the results of a self-published motivational book by a reclusive author (Berenger) on a tabloid journalist (Connolly), his editor (Stallone), an arsonist ex-con (Sedgwick), a gunfighter cop (Jane), an alcoholic priest (Aiello) and a dimwitted gangster.
The movie also stars Lauren Cohan, Nelly, Omari Hardwick, David O’Hara, Ryan Kwanten, Tom Sizemore, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Trejo and Kelsey Grammer.
Millennium Entertainment’s Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with Cassian Elwes on behalf of the filmmakers.
Red Granite International is handling international sales at Cannes.