“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Announces Final Season

Nora Toscano, Entertainment Editor

After eight hilarious, tumultuous years, Brooklyn’s ninety-ninth precinct is finally saying goodbye. NBC announced on February 11, 2021, that its upcoming eighth season will be its last. 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine was created by Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place) and Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) for SNL alumni Andy Samberg in 2013. It follows Samberg’s skilled but immature detective and his fellow members of the ninety-ninth precinct in Brooklyn and their eccentric adventures. It has won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy). Samberg won a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) and Andre Braugher, who plays Captain Raymond Holt, won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. The series also won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for its portrayal of the LGBTQ+ community, for which it has received strong praise.

After running for five seasons on FOX, it was canceled, greatly disappointing many fans. There was a rush of support from fans on social media calling for another network to revive it. They were joined by many celebrities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Guillermo del Toro, Seth Meyers, and Mark Hamill. Thirty-two hours after FOX’s cancellation, NBC picked up the show.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine holds a dear place in many fans’ hearts. “I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” executive producer Dan Goor said in a statement. 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. I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it lasted this long.” 

The eighth and final season will be delayed due to COVID-19 and air during the 2021-22 season instead of the 2020-21 season. It will consist of 10 episodes.