Katey Sagal (Gemma Teller-Morrow, Sons of Anarchy) has just signed on to play Karen Peralta in FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The role of Karen will add yet another badass TV mom to Katey’s resume; as Karen is the mom of Jacob “Jake” Peralta (Andy Samberg), a detective in the show.
At this point, FOX hasn’t divulged much about Karen, other than the fact that she raised Jake as a single mother after his father, Captain Roger Peralta (Bradley Whitford) had walked out on the two of them when Jake was only seven years old. The storyline runs a nice parallel to Sons of Anarchy; Gemma raised Jax (Teller, Charlie Hunnam) on her own after his father, John Teller (Nicholas Guest), ran off to Belfast after Jax’s brother Thomas had passed away, at only six years old. The major difference is that Katey will be playing the mom of a lawman, instead of the law-breaking mom of a criminal outlaw.
Katey is scheduled to appear in the critically acclaimed comedy sometime in early 2016, for an episode surrounding a family reunion between Jake and his father. This is the third TV mom under Katey’s belt; besides Gemma, Katey portrayed mom Peggy Bundy on FOX’s Married with Children. Check out this Brooklyn Nine-Nine trailer, and let us know if you are you looking forward to seeing Katey Sagal take the reins on another badass TV mom! Leave your opinions in the comments!