'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Will Conclude with a Short Season 8
There will only be 10 episodes of the show, and it doesn't have a release date yet
Published Feb 11, 2021Making a light-hearted comedy about cops has proven to be increasingly difficult, and that's one of many issues plaguing Michael Schur's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The show was cancelled then saved by NBC and renewed for Season 8 before going on hiatus to try to retool its episodes so that they were more sensitive in the wake of last year's string of police brutality killings. Season 8 was delayed, and now we've learned that it will be the show's last.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will conclude with Season 8, which still does not have a release date. It's expected that it will arrive sometime in the 2021-2022 broadcast season.
Further, the show has been only given a 10-episode order, its lowest number to date. Season 7 had 13 episodes, with Season 6 containing 18.
"I'm so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve," the show's Dan Goor said in a statement. "When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy, 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.
"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."
Stay tuned for more details on Season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as they become available.