It’s a sad day for Nine-Niners, as NBC has announced that Brooklyn Nine Nine’s upcoming season will be its final season. Not only will the beloved show end at the eighth season, but it will also be the shortest one yet, containing only 10 episodes, and will premiere during the 2021-22 season.
Show-runner Dan Goor gave a heartfelt statement and ended it with one of Brooklyn Nine Nine’s classic punchlines.
“I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” Goor said. “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. 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.”
Sources say NBC chose to delay the show’s return in order to give the beloved and award-winning comedy a proper sendoff. Rather than end the show in August, NBC will use the Olympics to market the final season and give the show a big promotional push for an expected 2021-22 premiere.
The popular sitcom, created by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (The Good Place), revolves around a team of police detectives at the 99TH Precinct of the New York Police Department in Brooklyn (NYPD). The series stars Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller.
Response from B99’s stars and Co-creators
Anyone who is a fan of the show will know that all the stars from the show are very close-knit relationships with each other. After working together for seven years, they are all very attached to the show and each other and are obviously going to miss it all, just like us fans will miss it. Here is what some of the stars and co-creators commented on the show coming to an end.
“The way I see it, if this is to be our last ride then let us go out in a blaze of glory.” pic.twitter.com/HBVVV5cRJc
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) February 11, 2021
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
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
I love this man, I love this group, and I love that I got to be a part of this. https://t.co/GHxREXeNlw
— Dirk Blocker (@DirkBlocker) February 11, 2021
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was my first narrative writing job. I’m grateful to have written on the last two seasons and looking forward to the last season, in which I got to co-wrote the season premiere, to air in the fall. https://t.co/1CmagVzEpa
— Dewayne Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) February 11, 2021
This is something I’ll probably never be able to say again, but I spent 7 years on one show and it was the best experience of my life. From picking up lunches as an Office PA, to writing for the final season, and everything in between… thank you Brooklyn Nine-Nine. https://t.co/Aa9q6WFAhh
— Jeff Topolski (@JeffTopolski) February 11, 2021
Oh man, we’re definitely gonna miss this one. NINE-NINE!