Brooklyn Nine-Nine boss reveals Gina's season 6 exit

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Photo credit: Fox

From Digital Spy

When Chelsea Peretti announced she would be leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, we were feeling less than 100 emoji, but don't worry – Gina Linetti will get a good send-off.

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Revealing the newly-revived sitcom's plans for the fan-favourite character, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's showrunner Dan Goor told Vanity Fair that Gina's exit will be "funny".

Ahead of Nine-Nine's launch in its new home on NBC, he explained: "When I talked with Chelsea about it, her request was that the scales be tipped in favour of it being funny over super-emotional.

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Photo credit: YouTube - NBC Universal

"Chelsea is one of the funniest human beings in the world and really values comedy, and so that’s what we’ve really tried to do."

While it's reassuring to know the precinct won't lose its dose of cellphone radiation in tragic circumstances, Goor did promise Gina's last moments will be "heartfelt".

"She is... a beloved character on the show and so there are certainly heartfelt moments. We also really wanted to [do] justice to the character," he added, revealing there will be "four Gina stories" across a two-episode arc.

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Photo credit: Fox

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"Each act is a different Gina story and she’s so good in that episode. She’s just so funny and such a good actress, it’s really a joy to watch," Goor said.

Fortunately, we do know that Chelsea's character won't be permanently leaving the show, with Goor and co-creator Mike Schur confirming she will "always" be a part of the series.

"While it's sad to see a member of the family leave, we are so proud of Chelsea and excited for what she does next," he said. "Also, I know for a fact this isn't the last we'll see of Gina Linetti."

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season six airs on NBC in the US and returns to Netflix in the UK on March 8.

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