When Brooklyn Nine-Nine was unceremoniously cancelled by Fox after five seasons, it took less than a day for NBC to swoop in and save the Andy Samberg led sitcom. However, after three revived seasons on NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming to an end, again. The pandemic has caused a continued delay to the start of production on the eighth (and now final) season, but it is believed that filming will commence sometime in the Spring. Sadly, that means the earliest the show will return to our screens will be late this year. President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, Lisa Katz, had this to say about the end of the 99.
“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.”
Executive Producer Dan Goor added;
“I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve. When 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.”
The final season will be the shortest with just ten episodes to say goodbye to one of the finest ensembles in recent sitcom history. Meanwhile, if you're a UK based fan of all things Andy Samberg and happen to like time-loop based comedies, you are in for a treat as Samberg's new movie, Palm Springs, lands on Amazon Prime in April.