Cape Town – Sad news for the Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans.
Fox announced on Thursday that the popular comedy has been cancelled after five seasons.
I had the great pleasure of working on a few episodes of #Brooklyn99. Incredible cast. Amazing writers. Excellent crew. Maybe if enough fans speak up, some other smart company will scoop up this gem and let them make more funny episodes?— Michael McDonald (@mcdonaldcomedy) May 11, 2018
The police sitcom set in a fictional New York City Police Department follows a team of detectives and features an ensemble cast: Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz and Joel McKinnon Miller.
According to TVLine the finale is set to air on Sunday 20 May in the US.
Fans and celebrities took to social media to react to the news.
SEE THE TWEETS:
Oh NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! ???????? I'm SO not ready to say #ByeBye99. Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time. I'm still mad @CBS didn't renew #SquarePegs! ??#EverythingILikeGetsCancelled https://t.co/NEry6Hrpng— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 10, 2018
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
Reason #30: The world is better with this show in it. I love these characters and the healing good energy B99 brings. https://t.co/HXs6ct8bzv— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) May 11, 2018
i believe media and entertainment are root causes and sources of change in how we see each other and how society sees itself, and i think that #brooklyn99 does so much work in imagining a more inclusive world. and to do all that as a show about the police is... whew!!! #saveb99— jomny sun (@jonnysun) May 11, 2018
But there might be some light at the end of the tunnel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter other networks have reportedly called the producers from Universal Television.
The publication reports that Hulu, Netflix, TBS and NBC have all thrown their hats in the ring.
Sources told the publication that the studio plans to revive the series at another outlet following the outpouring of support from both critics and stars.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 5 is scheduled to air on 1Magic (Dstv 103) from Thursday, 31 May at 19:00.