The cops of Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct are getting ready to close up shop.
The upcoming 8th season of the hit comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be its last, according to an announcement from NBC and series creator Dan Goor.
But fans will have to wait until that final season of the Andy Samberg-led ensemble comedy starts to air as NBC stated that the show’s last ten episodes will air as part of their 2021-2022 season.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered on Fox in the fall of 2013. Although it got strong reviews, it only ever generated just enough audience to get it renewed for another season, until after five years, the network decided to pull the plug. Fan outcry, and the fact that it had recently became available to watch on Hulu where it earned itself a new audience, convinced NBC to pick up the series for an additional two years of episodes.
In a statement, Goor expressed his gratitude to the show’s cast and crew and the show’s fans for the series long run –
I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve. 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 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.