Popular comedy TV show, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is soon coming to an end and will no longer be airing on NBC as it concludes with its final season.
According to NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be concluding with its upcoming eighth season. The network revealed on Thursday. The show, which stars Andy Samberg had aired over two networks.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will end with 153 episodes under its belt, after bringing what some described as a unique and funny comedy series.
“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.
The show, which began in 2013 on Fox and ran for five seasons on the network before being cancelled followed the story of Ray Holt, an eccentric commanding officer and his diverse and quirky team of odd detectives who solve crimes in Brooklyn, New York City.
However, after the show was cancelled, many fans took to the online streets to petition a renewal. It was later picked up by NBC where it began airing in 2019.
However, it should be noted that the remaining Brooklyn Nine-Nine episodes won’t premiere during this TV season as expected but rather during the 2021-22 season and feature an abbreviated 10-episode run. As is tradition, however, showrunner Dan Goor’s statement to the press still began and ended with a joke.
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 honour 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.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine cancelled: Season eight will be the last
In an interview with Access Daily last year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews admitted that season eight was initially reconsidered due to the death of George Floyd – which caused widespread protests against police brutality in America.
“We’ve had a lot of sombre talks about it and deep conversations, and we hope through this, we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year,” Crews said. “We have an opportunity, and we plan to use it in the best way possible.”
He added: “There is a continuity to the people and the stories and the set becomes its own organism and you don’t want to disrupt that. I think you can [lose a bit of rhythm], and we’ll find that out when we come back.”
Following the events that happened after the George Floyd incident in Minneapolis last summer, many actors involved in series about police publicly acknowledged rethinking their roles. The cast and crew of Brooklyn Nine-Nine were particularly open and honest about how they intended to examine their part in creating a police comedy.
“We’re taking a step back, and the writers are all rethinking how we’re going to move forward, as well as the cast,” star Andy Samberg told People. “We’re all in touch and kind of discussing how you make a comedy show about police right now, and if we can find a way of doing that that we all feel morally okay about.”
In 2014, the comedy won by the Golden Globe for best TV series comedy or musical. Samberg also won a Globe for his acting in the show. During its most recent season, the show notched 9.5 million viewers, according to NBC.
Sadly, there aren’t many other shows out there that have the spark like that of Brooklyn Nine-Nine currently, given the fact that it was one of the few police related shows that that actually reacted to America’s evolving perspective on policing. The sitcom will surely be missed.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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