Following the recent, hugely disappointing news that NBC police procedural sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be coming to an end with its upcoming eighth season, fans have taken to social media to demand that Die Hard star Bruce Willis be given a cameo. Far from some random desire, Andy Samberg's Detective Jake Peralta has often cited the 1988 action movie classic and its central hero John McClane as his inspiration for becoming a cop.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was originally aired on Fox before being cancelled and saved by a fan campaign and NBC. Audiences had no doubt imagined that the show would continue for some time after such effort, but sadly that will not be the case. Thus, fans believe a Bruce Willis cameo would go some way to making up for the bad news, allowing the show to go out with a bang.
"Brooklyn nine nine has to end with a Bruce Willis appearance," said one Brooklyn Nine-Nine fan, with another hoping for even more cameos from some of Peralta's favorites; "10 episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine left and they still need to get both Taylor Swift and Bruce Willis to guest star."
While Bruce Willis has become a shadow of his former self in recent years, with the actor near-enough sleepwalking through his most recent roles, it would nonetheless put a smile on audiences faces, as well as on Jake Peralta's.
Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine revolves around Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's fictional 99th Precinct, who often comes into conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Raymond Holt. Since its beginning back in 2013, the critical response to the sitcom has been overwhelmingly positive, with the show going on to win several awards over the years including two Creative Arts Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy.
The fantastic ensemble cast features Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Holt, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle, Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti, Dirk Blocker as Michael Hitchcock, and Joel McKinnon Miller as Norm Scully.
While it is not yet known what the eighth and final season will be about, Andy Samberg has stated that they will address real-life issues, particularly the recent Black Lives Matter protests. The actor said that the new season of the show will "not shy away" from the "serious problems" but will still maintain its comedic roots. "I think it's important for us and for anyone watching our show to keep in mind if we're looking for a half-hour comedy show to be the ones to solve this problem, we're in trouble," Samberg said. "Our job is pointing out that stuff isn't getting done right and spreading the word that we're hopeful that it can get better."
The announcement that the show will be coming to an end came as a shock, with Dan Goor saying, "The way I see it, if this is to be our last ride then let us go out in a blaze of glory." Despite the sad news, Goor is simply grateful for the opportunity adding, "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."
Not only will the upcoming eighth season be disappointingly short (title of your sex tape), only consisting of 10 episodes, but it has also been pushed back to the 2021-2022 TV season, meaning that audiences will have to wait a while before shouting "Nine-Nine!" one final time. The news of the show's cancellation was originally announced by the official Brooklyn Nine-Nine Twitter account.