Why is Brooklyn Nine-Nine ending? NBC has confirmed the upcoming eighth series will be the last instalment of the hit show. Here’s a look at the reason why…
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which stars Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, is coming to an end after almost nine years.
NBC confirmed the news on Thursday night and revealed Season 8 will have just 10 episodes. But why? Let’s take a look…
Why is Brooklyn Nine-Nine Ending? What is the reason?
Co-creator Dan Goor revealed on Instagram that although ‘ending the show was a difficult decision,’ show bosses thought it was ‘the best way to honour the characters, the story and our viewers’.
His post read: “I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve.
“When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy [Samberg], 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.
“Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honour the characters, the story and our viewers.”
The hit series, which first aired in 2013, focuses on New York officers working the fictional 99th Precinct.
The show ran for five years before being dropped by Fox in 2018. However, NBC quickly swooped in and snapped it up.
Little information has been shared about what will happen in the finale. However, Andy Samberg has revealed it will tackle issues surrounding police reform.
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