Fans of US cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine have been left reeling after FOX decided to cancel the much-loved series.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is currently airing its fifth season and seemed very popular so the decision seemed a little strange. The show currently has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes which is pretty amazing but even more amazing is the 95% audience score.
In a statement, FOX stated that the final episode of season 5 would be its last and it would not be renewed. This was clearly news to the stars of the show as many of them took to Twitter to leave messages of disappointment.
Fans will certainly feel hard done by, name of your sex tape, but never fear because news has broken today that NBC will pick up the series for season 6. Can we get a Nine-Nine? NINE NINE!!!
In case you haven’t seen the show it follows the Nine-Nine police precinct in Brooklyn. The team often get into trouble and the characters all complement each other perfectly from the immature but loveable Jake Peralta to the ultra-serious Captain Holt.
It’s a seriously funny and consistent series with very few bad episodes if any. It’s running jokes and brilliant characters will keep you coming back for more and you will want to know what happens to every character.
It has an impressive cast too including Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, That’s My Boy), Terry Crews (Idiocracy, The Expendables, Arrested Development), Chelsea Peretti (Parks & Recreation, Game Night, Big Mouth), Joe Lo Truglio (Superbad, Role Models, Pineapple Express), Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the streets, City of Angels, The Mist), Melissa Fumero (Gossip Girl, DriverX, One Life to Live), Stephanie Beatriz (Short Term 12, The Light of the Moon, Bob’s Burgers), Dirk Blocker (Poltergeist, Starman, Prince of Darkness) and Joel McKinnon Miller (The Truman Show, Super 8, Galaxy Quest).
Hope for the future
We are certainly relieved that the show’s been saved by NBC as we absolutely love this show and hope it lasts for many years to come. So long as they leave it alone and don’t try to change anything then fans will be eternally grateful.
Quite what FOX are thinking God only knows but it’s certainly a huge loss for them, especially as they have also cancelled their other landmark series Lucifer, it seems as though someone there has lost their mind.
Brooklyn Nine Nine Season 5 is currently showing on E4 in the UK.
You can catch up with previous seasons on Netflix.