Brooklyn Nine-Nine comes back for an 8 and final season – and now, filming has officially started on the last bunch of episodes.
Back in February, the Andy Samberg-starring sitcom’s US network NBC confirmed that it had cancelled the comedy series. However, it will be returning this autumn for one last time, just with a shorter run of 10 episodes.
On Tuesday (April 6), production got under way and Melissa Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago, marked the momentous occasion with an elated shot of herself and co-stars Terry Crews (Terry Jeffords) and Andre Braugher (Raymond Holt).
“Ba ba ba back in the Nine Nine!!!! 🚨🚨🚨” Fumero wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday, I was so excited to be back at work I forgot to take a pic to commemorate the occasion so here’s from Day 2.#Brooklyn99.”
It’s taken a fair while for Brooklyn Nine-Nine to get started again, what with you-know-what going on, while the first four scripts of season eight were also scrapped following last summer’s protests against police violence after the death of George Floyd.
Samberg has since confirmed that the new episodes will try to “[be] honest about what is going on in the world”, making sure the characters are “forced to look in the mirror and see who they’re complicit with”.
After NBC announced that the show’s eighth season would be its last earlier this year, executive producer Dan Goor said: “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.
“I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape.”
This marks the second time Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been cancelled – after NBC initially picked up the show when it was dropped by its original home, Fox, in 2018 – but it looks like it’s going for good this time. An air date for season eight is yet to be revealed.