Brooklyn Nine-Nine Announcement

Brooklyn Nine-Nine to end with upcoming eighth season

by PartyBoyTroy

Posted 9 months ago

NBC announced Thursday that the beloved police comedy starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher will come to a close after its upcoming eighth season. And before the goodbye comes a long wait: This final batch of 10 episodes (three fewer episodes than last season) won't even air in the 2020-2021 season as initially planned, but is slated to premiere during the 2021-2022 season.

Samberg recently said that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will resume filming on season 8 in the coming weeks; it is, of course, one of many series that shut down production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered in 2013 on Fox, where it garnered critical acclaim and a cult audience. Brooklyn's soft ratings led its to cancellation by Fox in May 2018 after a five-season run, but a massive outcry from fans and an outpouring of love on social media (including by some high-profile fans including Mark Hamill and Lin-Manuel Miranda) paved the way for NBC to immediately scoop it up and order a sixth season.

The show plans to address police brutality — a deeply ingrained issue in law enforcement that became an urgent national discussion in 2020 — in its final season. "There's nothing funny about what we've been seeing from the police," Samberg said last year. "It's not a laughing matter."

Addressing the show's final season, co-creator and showrunner Dan Goor in a statement Thursday, "I'm so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve. When [co-creator] Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy, he said, 'I'm in, but I think the only way to tell this story is over exactly 153 episodes,' which was crazy because that was exactly the number Mike and I had envisioned.

"I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for eight seasons," he continued. "They are not only among the most talented people in the business, they are all good human beings who have become a family. But most of all, I feel lucky that we have had the best fans in the world. Fans who literally saved us from cancellation. Fans who fill us with joy. Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honor the characters, the story and our viewers.

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