Brooklyn Nine-Nine to End After Eighth Season

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Image credit goes to wikimediacommons.com

Samir Tusneem, Writer

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been a show that has provided its viewers with great laughs and memorable moments. With a comedic theme resonating with the lives of New York cops, Brooklyn-Nine has consistently provided entertainment for the last seven years. However, the highly-rated TV show is, unfortunately, coming to an end, with a statement being released by producer Dan Goor in which he stated that the show will conclude after its eighth season. 

 

“I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” Goor stated. “When 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.”

 

Funny enough, the series has produced a total of 143 episodes, which is ten short of what the producers had envisioned. Sadly, this also means that the final season will not have as many episodes as the other seasons in order to fulfill the vision the producers had. With only ten episodes in the eighth season, viewers can expect to be able to watch them all during the 2021-2022 TV season. 

 

“Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honor the story, and our viewers. I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it even lasted this long,” Goor said.

 

It’s definitely worth mentioning the previous case in which the show almost came to an end. In 2018, the show was famously canceled after five seasons, but the fans came to its aid and expressed their support and love for the series, thus resulting in its renewal. However, the show has also faced criticism in the past for its sympathetic depiction of the police without representing the issues of police brutality and systemic racism, which are two themes that were highlighted in 2020.

 

As for the final season, the viewers can certainly expect the episodes to address these issues. In an interview with Terry Crews held by Access Daily in 2020, the actor emphasized the idea of incorporating the current issues into the eighth season.

 

“We’ve had a lot of somber 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 stated. “We have an opportunity, and we plan to use it in the best way possible.”

 

The cast of the show also made a generous donation of $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network in order to condemn the death of George Floyd with many of the actors expressing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. 

 

“The cast and showrunner of ‘Brooklyn 99’ condemn the murder of George Floyd and support the many people who are protesting police brutality nationally. Together we have made a $100,000 donation to The National Bail Fund Network…,” Dan Goor stated. 

 

In order to express their appreciation for the opportunities they had on the show, some of the show’s actors took to Twitter to discuss how the show truly changed their lives.

 

“Love our show and thankful to everyone who helped bring these extraordinary people into my orbit. Charles Boyle changed my life for the better in a million ways. But we’re not done! To the best fans, we ❤️ you…,” stated actor Joe Lo Truglio, who plays Charles Boyle on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 

 

Melissa Fumero, the actor of Amy Santiago, also showed her ambivalence for the ending of the show when she stated, “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!”

 

As the eight-season long show comes to a conclusion, it is important that we appreciate the moments Brooklyn Nine-Nine has given us. As sad as it will be to see it go, the lessons and philosophies the show has provided us with will pave the way for its legacy.