The final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has begun filming as revealed by star Melissa Fumero with the first photo from the set. In February, it was announced by NBC that the upcoming eighth season of the popular comedy series would also be serving as its last. It's bittersweet to know that the end is coming, but fans can get a first look at the final ten episodes by taking a look at the photo posted by Fumero on Twitter.
In the tweet, Fumero writes: "Ba ba ba back in the Nine Nine!!! Yesterday, I was so excited to be back at work, I forgot to take a pic to commemorate the occasion, so here's a day 2 pic!"
"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," Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor said in a statement when NBC announced the show's cancelation. "I know some people will be disappointed it's ending so soon, but honestly, I'm grateful it lasted this long."
In a tweet posted to the show's official Twitter account, Goor added: "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."
Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine originally premiered on Fox in 2013. Following the NYPD officers of Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, the series stars Melissa Fumero, Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller. The series has won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards with Samberg winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor.
After five seasons, Fox gave Brooklyn Nine-Nine its first cancellation in 2018. Because the series was still popular with viewers, the news came as a big shock at the time. On social media, fans were quick to call for another network to pick up the series for additional seasons. That process only took a day as NBC acquired the series for season 6, which premiered in 2019. Happy with the show's continued popularity, it returned for its seventh and penultimate season last year.
It's not going to be easy for longtime fans to say goodbye, but the good news is that we're still getting three more seasons than we would have gotten if nobody picked up the show after its first cancellation. Giving the cast and crew the extra time will also allow for them to develop a more satisfactory ending at the conclusion of season 8.
After a fantastic run on Fox and NBC, rhe eighth and final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will premiere during the 2021-22 television season with an official date yet to be announced. This news comes to us from Melissa Fumero on Twitter.