Brooklyn Nine-Nine is officially calling it a wrap. As Entertainment Tonight reports, it was announced on Thursday that the upcoming eighth season of the police sitcom will be its last, and one of the show's executive producers has spoken out about the decision.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine producer "thankful" for the ending
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been on the air since 2013, becoming a pop culture phenomenon over the years! The show follows the lives of a squad of officers who work at the 99th precinct of the New York Police Department, and often takes a humorous but sensitive approach to topical issues.
Executive producer Dan Goor made a statement about Brooklyn Nine-Nine wrapping up, which was shared via the show's official Twitter account. "I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve," he said. As Entertainment Tonight shares, season 8 will air during NBC's 2021-2022 season, concluding the series with a 10-episode run.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine producer expresses gratitude to fans
Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans may be sad that the show is coming to an end sometime next year, but Goor points out that thanks to their efforts, it ended up running for longer than expected! "But most of all, I feel lucky that we have had the best fans in the world," he shared. "Fans who literally saved us from cancellation. Fans who fill us with joy."
In 2018, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was briefly cancelled by Fox before it was picked up by NBC one day later— a decision that was largely influenced by fans rallying together on social media in support of the show. "Ending the show was a difficult decision," Goor explained, "but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honor the characters, the story and our viewers."
Melissa Fumero— who plays "Amy Santiago" on Brooklyn Nine-Nine— took to Twitter to respond to the news. "It has been one of the greatest joys and honor of my life to play Amy," Fumero tweeted. "I am so grateful to be able to take a victory lap with our beloved cast and crew. To our amazing fans, we love you. No tears for now, we still have a whole season to shoot!"
It has been one of the greatest joys and honor of my life to play Amy. I am so grateful to be able to take a victory lap with our beloved cast and crew. To our amazing fans, we love you. No tears for now, we still have a whole season to shoot! ❤️ https://t.co/WsbCyhr5WC— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) February 11, 2021