14 Feb 2021: NBC hit 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' to end with shorter Season 8
A glorious and successful stint at comedy is set to conclude as the uniquely quirky police force waves its fans goodbye after providing eight whole seasons of fun.
NBC's comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which had comic references starting from Batman to even Calvin and Hobbes, is going to end with its upcoming Season 8.
This was confirmed by Universal Studio Group chairman Pearlena Igbokwe.
Reaction: Universal Studio Group chairman praises showrunner Dan Goor
"B99, it's been Noice," said Igbokwe, praising showrunner Dan Goor, "who could have rested on his laurels after season one but never took his foot off the hilarious gas pedal."
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been one of the jewels in our comedy crown. It's had an incredible run across not one but two networks, garnered widespread acclaim and captured the hearts of fans," she added.
Highlights: Season 8 to include Black Lives Matter movement
Igbokwe also congratulated the "amazingly talented writers, producers, and crew," who have been successfully blending slapstick comedy with hard-hitting reality in the sitcom.
Keeping in tune with this reputation, Season 8 will get more informative and contemporary, because the team will include the Black Lives Matter movement.
They have decided to rewrite episodes of this season to incorporate the impacts of the movement.
Details: The show is about a fictional NYC police precinct
The show revolves around the fictional 99th precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn and its team of detectives led by Captain Raymond Holt.
The cast features Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, and others.
It's sad that fans would only have one more season to see them play Kwazy Cupcakes on-screen.
Backdrop: Fox had canceled the series, but NBC saved it
The police procedural comedy television series had faced a setback on Fox, the first network that bumped up its fan following.
When the network announced the cancelation of the show after five seasons due to dipping rates, fans started a campaign to save it.
Celebrities like Mark Hamill, Sean Astin, Seth Meyers, and Guillermo del Toro campaigned to save it, which NBC heard, thankfully.