Melissa Fumero took to Instagram to share a new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, confirming that production on the upcoming eighth and final season of the hit NBC sitcom has finally begun. Unlike previous seasons, the final season will only be airing ten episodes which are scheduled to premiere sometime this year. Featuring Fumero, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, you can check out the full set photo below!
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In response to the unlawful death of George Floyd, the eighth season has redeveloped a few times with the original plan for the season scrapped and reworked in order for the police workplace comedy to address police brutality. In addition, showrunner Dan Goor previously confirmed that the final season will also get to cover the ongoing pandemic. This isn’t the first time that the sitcom didn’t shy away from including serious issues in its episodes as they previously tackled racial profiling, homophobia, discrimination and workplace harassment.
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In Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented and carefree cop with the best arrest record, has never had to follow the rules too closely or work very hard. That changes when Ray Holt, a man with a lot to prove, becomes the new commanding officer of Brooklyn’s 99th precinct. As Holt reminds Peralta to respect the badge, an extremely competitive colleague — Detective Amy Santiago — starts to close in on the hotshot cop’s arrest record. Other members of the precinct include Sgt. Terry Jeffords, a devoted family man, Detective Charles Boyle, a hard worker who idolizes Jake, and Rosa Diaz, a sexy-yet-intimidating detective. Civilian office manager Gina Linetti is tasked with cleaning up everyone’s mess, while somehow getting involved in everyone’s business.
The Golden Globe-winning series stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller. It was created, written, and executive produced by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (The Good Place), and produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon, and Dr. Goor Productions. Goor, Schur, David Miner, and Luke Del Tredici serve as executive producers.
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine originally aired on Fox for its first five seasons before being cancelled by the network, only to be swiftly picked up by NBC, Andy Samberg’s previous home during his time on Saturday Night Live, where it thrived in viewership and acclaim, with its most recent season reaching 24 million viewers and averaging 9.5 million in total audience measurement and was NBC’s No. 2-rated program digitally and garnered 74 million official YouTube video views, a 66 percent increase from the previous season’s 44.7 million.