Brooklyn Nine-Nine EP Dan Goor discusses move to NBC
It was a tidal wave of emotions in May when Brooklyn Nine-Nine was cancelled by Fox and swiftly revived by NBC the following day and as the sixth season entered production yesterday, executive producer Dan Goor talked with Vital Thrills about the change in networks and his response to the cancellation.
“I told my wife when we got picked up that I was like, ‘Weirdly, it feels like more pressure than ever before.’ And she’s like, ‘You’re being crazy. This is you being crazy,’” Goor told the outlet. “And then this is proof of that. Like, what ways will it be better? It will be funnier.”
For fans who fear a change in network might bring changes to the show itself, Goor wishes to assure audiences no such thing will happen, saying that NBC gave the crew a mandate that the show must remain the same, as they love it and they know audiences want more of it. Though they cancelled the series, Goor had only positive things to say about Fox, praising the executives for their constructive feedback and the ability to have creative freedom with the show.
The 43-year-old producer/co-creator did mention that being back at NBC was almost like a return home and that it felt good to be working with the network they’ve worked with for so long.
“It’s the same execs covering us the whole time. When we, no matter what network we’ve been on, they’ve had our back,” Goor said. “But it’s not like there was a hardship by being elsewhere that has now been rectified. It’s just there is so much goodwill in general, and it’s nice to feel we’ve been picked up again or chosen again.”
For the upcoming sixth season, which is set for a midseason premiere, Goor says they looked to continue tackling timely newsworthy topics as they have in the past couple of seasons, including a #MeToo storyline that is actively being discussed in the writers room.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 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 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.