Brooklyn Nine-Nine is ending. For real this time.
It’s been announced that the show will wrap up after its forthcoming eighth season. This is not the first time we’ve gotten this news before, as the show was previously unceremoniously cancelled back in 2018. NBC wound up saving the show after Fox cut it loose. But this time, it seems to be happening on the show’s terms.
“I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” said executive producer Dan Goor. “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.”
“I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for eight seasons,” Goor’s continues. “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.”
The show was originally slated to start its eighth season last month. However, after the BLM movement over the summer, four of the scripts they had planned were tossed, and they had to start entirely from scratch, according to Terry Crews. Now the show will be airing in the fall, so you’ll still have to wait a bit before seeing where they take the series for its final season.