Brookyn Nine-Nine is coming to end – and, sadly, it’s for real this time.
The police comedy series will be coming to a close with season 8. The announcement was made by NBC, the network that swooped in to save the series following its cancellation at Fox, where it had aired for five seasons. The show’s sizeable and passionate fanbase saved it by hitting social media with a big #SaveBrooklynNineNine campaign back in 2018.
Production on Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s eighth and final season was forced to undergo delays due to the pandemic. When the final chapter airs later this year, it will, unfortunately, be the show’s shortest: 10 episodes.
Andy Samberg leads the cast of the beloved comedy series, playing Detective Jake Peralta in a Brooklyn precinct of officers played by Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.
“I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” said Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator and executive producer Dan Goor. “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. 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 honour the characters, the story and our viewers. I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape.”
Said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming: “I still remember the palpable excitement that night in 2018 when we announced Brooklyn Nine-Nine would be returning to its rightful home at NBC. We’ve always loved these characters and the way they make us laugh while also masterfully weaving in storylines that make us reflect as well. A big thank you to our wonderful partners – Dan Goor, the writers, producers and the incredibly talented cast and crew – for a comedy whose legacy will stand the test of time.”
The cast members have been sharing their reaction to the news on social media. While there is, of course, sadness that the show is ending, the cast have been expressing their gratitude for having been part of a show as beloved as Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
Melissa Fumero | aka Amy Santiago
It has been one of the greatest joys and honor of my life to play Amy. I am so grateful to be able to take a victory lap with our beloved cast and crew. To our amazing fans, we love you. No tears for now, we still have a whole season to shoot! 🚨❤️ https://t.co/WsbCyhr5WC
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) February 11, 2021
Terry Crews | aka Terry Jeffords
I'm sad it will end, but happy to have had the chance to be a part of something so special.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) February 11, 2021
Joe Lo Truglio | aka Charles Boyle
Love our show and thankful to everyone who helped bring these extraordinary people into my orbit. Charles Boyle changed my life for the better in a million ways. But we’re not done! To the best fans, we ❤️ you. You’re the real sexy train and don’t leave the station quite yet! https://t.co/Ke36YnEOuG
— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) February 12, 2021
Stephanie Beatriz | aka Rosa Diaz
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Dirk Blocker | aka Hitchcock
What a joy this run has been. Best partner, best ensemble, best writers, best crew members, best fans! https://t.co/elSS1plJuD
— Dirk Blocker (@DirkBlocker) February 11, 2021
Joel McKinnon Miller | aka Scully
— Joel McKinnon Miller (@JoelMcKMiller) February 12, 2021