NBC introduced Thursday that “Brooklyn 9-9” won’t be renewed for a ninth season — the second time the present has been canceled by a serious community.
“‘Brooklyn 9-9’ has been one of many jewels in our comedy crown,” chairman of Common Studio Group Pearlena Igbokwe instructed Variety.
“It’s had an unbelievable run throughout not one however two networks, garnered widespread acclaim and captured the hearts of followers everywhere in the world.”
Initially airing on FOX, the police comedy present was initially canceled in 2018 after 5 seasons. NBC revived the present for a sixth season following an enormous outpouring of help from followers saying how a lot they cherished the present.
“I nonetheless keep in mind the palpable pleasure that evening in 2018 once we introduced ‘Brooklyn 9-9’ could be returning to its rightful house at NBC,” stated Lisa Katz, president of scripted content material for NBCUniversal Tv and Streaming.
“We’ve at all times cherished these characters and the best way they make us snigger whereas additionally masterfully weaving in storylines that make us mirror as properly. An enormous thanks to our great companions – Dan Goor, the writers, producers and the extremely proficient solid and crew – for a comedy whose legacy will stand the check of time.”
The present not too long ago got here underneath hearth for its lighthearted portrayal of cops throughout the Black Lives Matter motion final summer time, with critics saying the present was sympathetic to regulation enforcement and shied away from addressing points like systemic racism and police brutality.
Terry Crews, one of many present’s stars, additionally revealed that within the wake of George Floyd’s homicide the writers had scrapped a number of episodes.
The producers and solid have beforehand confirmed that Season eight will deal with extra severe subjects, comparable to police brutality, and systemic racism, based on Selection.
Season eight is slated to air over the course of 2021-2022 and might be 10 episodes lengthy — the fewest variety of episodes ever ordered for the present.