Brooklyn Nine-Nine confirmed to be ending with shortened season

Justin Harp
·2-min read
Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

From Digital Spy

It's the end of Brooklyn Nine-Nine… again.

NBC has confirmed that the Andy Samberg-starring comedy series will be concluding with its upcoming eighth season, but there will be a longer wait than expected (via TVLine).

The Peacock Network has shifted Brooklyn Nine-Nine to the next television season — set to begin in autumn 2021. This will be a shortened run of just 10 episodes.

Executive producer Dan Goor announced: "I'm so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve. When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy [Samberg], 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.

Photo credit: NBC Universal
Photo credit: NBC Universal

"I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for eight seasons. They are not only among the most talented people in the business, they are all good human beings who have become a family. But most of all, I feel lucky that we have had the best fans in the world. Fans who literally saved us from cancellation.

"Fans who fill us with joy. Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honor the characters, the story and our viewers. I know some people will be disappointed it's ending so soon, but honestly, I'm grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape."

This isn't the first time Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been cancelled. NBC previously picked up the show when it was dropped by its original home, Fox, back in 2018.

Photo credit: NBC/John P. Fleenor
Photo credit: NBC/John P. Fleenor

While there will be several months until viewers get to see the final episodes, Andy Samberg has previously confirmed that the show will tackle issues surrounding police reform.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is available to stream on Netflix and All4. It can be seen on E4 in the UK or NBC in the US.

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