Brooklyn Nine-Nine is completing its run after eight seasons. The popular comedy series created by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (The Fantastic Place) follows a team of detectives at the 99TH Precinct of the New York Police Department in Brooklyn. The show stars Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller.
The series was a critical and audience favourite since it first premiered on Fox in 2013, also ran a successful five-season run, and also won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series in 2014. As season five was wrap up, Fox cancelled Brooklyn Nine-Nine, much to fans’ disappointment. Following a massive outcry on social media from lovers, such as Hamilton star Lin Manuel Miranda, the series has been picked up for another season on NBC, which aired season six and seven. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been made to skip the 2020-2021 broadcast season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many fans were eagerly awaiting the eighth season.
NBC formally announced that Brooklyn Nine-Nine would end its run after its upcoming eighth season. The last season will air throughout the 2021-2022 broadcast season on NBC. Season eight will consist of ten episodes and is currently filming.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine end will shock some and look to be an inevitability to others as the writers must content with managing a string about the authorities in the aftermath of the tragic death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020. Many have wondered if humour about the authorities can be enjoyed and proper in the wake of enormous protests and police brutality talks. This real-world tragedy is something that the series’s authors have believed, even saying they threw a batch of broadcasts to start over to address the issue. While the show is largely a comedy, the show hasn’t been afraid to tackle serious issues like racial profiling, sexual harassment, and assault. Yet the status for humour and how the lead characters are part of a police department can create a disconnect for its audiences about the ability to laugh at their strategies when far too often, real police recklessness is never funny.
While the series may have easily pivoted in another direction, taking the central crew and putting them in a different job, as the subsequent phases of Archer did. It looks like the showrunners don’t want to overstay their welcome, watching eight seasons as a fantastic run for any series. The cast is now able to pursue new projects they couldn’t initially be aside from, like Stephanie Beatriz and She-Hulk, due to their strict network television schedule. Fans can still enjoy Brooklyn Nine-Nine in various runs on syndication, streaming solutions. If it follows a route similar to a lot of popular shows, a resurrection or reunion is never off the table.