Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is slated to appear on an upcoming episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and all signs point to her playing Detective Rosa Diaz’s girlfriend.
Viewers learned that Rosa (Beatriz) was bisexual earlier this season and, after showrunners revealed that the character’s girlfriend would pop up in a later episode, Beatriz suggested Rodriguez for the part.
“[I] love Gina and think she would be fantastic,” Beatriz, who is bi in real life, too, told Entertainment Weekly in January.
Rodriguez was overjoyed, taking to Twitter to plead for an audition. “You know I’m ready and on the sidelines like, ’Go Rosa Go!'” she tweeted.
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) January 25, 2018
Rodriguez currently plays a lesbian named Anya in the sci-fi/horror film Annihilation starring Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman.
Details about her Brooklyn Nine-Nine cameo are currently under wraps, but Beatriz’s co-star Terry Crews posted some rather telling set photos to Instagram.
GINA RODRÍGUEZ IS GOING TO BE IN AN EPISODE OF BROOKLYN NINE-NINE AND SHE’S GOING TO PLAY ROSA’S GIRLFRIEND BECAUSE 20GAYTEEN IS ALIVE AND THRIVING ️ pic.twitter.com/wQehNbo9Ug
— Dened Rey (@Hajabeg) February 28, 2018
Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns to Fox this spring.