NBC has confirmed when the eighth and final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air.
The 10-episode last ever season of the cop comedy will premiere in August when NBC will also be airing the Tokyo Olympics, which are scheduled for July 23 to August 8.
NBC announced that the show’s eighth season would be its last earlier this year, marking the second time Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been cancelled – after NBC initially picked up the series when it was dropped by its original home, Fox, in 2018.
After the sitcom was announced to be ending, 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.”
The final season began shooting last month, with Melissa Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago, sharing pictures of herself and co-stars Terry Crews (Terry Jeffords) and Andre Braugher (Raymond Holt) on Instagram.
“Ba ba ba back in the Nine Nine!!!! 🚨🚨” Fumero captioned the pics. “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.”
Meanwhile, Andy Samberg, who plays Jake Peralta, previously stated that the final season will reflect the social and political events of the past year.
“The challenge is going to be being honest about what is going on in the world and not shying away from the fact that there are serious problems, and also not punishing viewers who like our show and care about our characters,” he explained.
“Our characters need to examine their roles in the world. They’re going to be forced to look in the mirror and see who they’re complicit with.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is available to stream on Netflix and All4. It can be seen on E4 in the UK or NBC in the US.