Sorry, Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans.
NBC has announced that they have postponed the return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and confirmed that the upcoming Season 8 will be the sitcom’s final one.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 was originally slated to premiere in 2020, but showrunner Dan Goor decided to scrap the season and write new episodes in light of George Floyd’s death by police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Now it’s been revealed that Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 will only have 10 episodes and is slated to premiere sometime in 2022 on the streaming service Peacock. It’s currently unclear if all the cast members will be returning for the final season, but for now, we should expect the likes of Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker.
In a statement (via Deadline), Goor said:
“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 [Samberg], 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 honor 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.”
You can watch all seven seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix.
Also, this is one of the best cold opens of all time.