Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming back for another season - and sadly it will be the last one.
Created by Mike Schur (also lead writer on The Good Place) and Dan Goor, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows arguably the funniest police force precinct in all of New York, both in their careers and personal lives. But when can we expect to see season eight hitting our screens, and what's it all about? Here's everything we know so far.
When will Brooklyn Nine-Nine season eight be released?
The wait is finally over, as Brooklyn Nine-Nine will release tonight on 12 August 2022 on NBC at 8:00pm and 8:30pm ET/PT.
E4 have not yet confirmed when they will be syndicating the show in the UK, but looking back at previous seasons, we'll probably see this arrive a few weeks after it airs in the US, most likely in late 2021 or early 2022. Netflix UK should also eventually have the series as well.
How many episodes will season eight feature?
Season eight will be coming back for a shortened season, with just ten episodes in total.
Is season eight the last?
Sadly, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is now coming to an end. Executive producer Dan Goor confirmed the news in a statement which you can read below:
"The way I see it, if this is to be our last ride then let us go out in a blaze of glory." pic.twitter.com/HBVVV5cRJc— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) February 11, 2021
The show was cancelled in 2018 and then revived, but this time it seems it will be going for good.
Is there a trailer yet?
Yes! We have a first look at the final season, with interviews of the cast about the last hurrah for the crew. Take a look:
There's also the official poster - important to take note of the adorable doggo:
Who is returning to Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
The good news is that the entire squad should be back for season eight. That includes Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta), Stephanie Beatriz (Rosa Diaz), Terry Crews (Terry Jeffords), Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago), Joe Lo Truglio (Charles Boyle), Andre Braugher (Raymond Holt), Dirk Blocker (Micheal Hitchcock) and Joel McKinnon Miller (Norm Scully).
If you missed Chelsea Peretti, aka Gina Linetti, in season seven then you're in luck. Dan Goor confirmed to TV Line that he's working on a way to bring her back in season eight.
What do we know about the season eight plot so far?
Spoilers for season seven ahead - proceed at your own risk.
It should come as no surprise that the events of season eight are being kept under wraps until the series airs, but we have had some snippets of information.
Season seven finished with the arrival or Jake and Amy’s son Mac during a blackout. The baby is naturally named after John McClane from Die Hard - one of Jake's heroes.
No doubt the next season will involve Jake and Amy dealing with the woes of parenthood whilst balancing their careers - and perhaps get the whole gang involved with baby antics.
Andre Braugher - the actor for Captain Raymold Holt - confirmed to EW that the show will also be tackling the Black Lives Matter movement, reflecting on the police force and trying to strike a balance between comedy and commentary.
The protests are not the only real-life event that the show will tackle. Goor confirmed that the show will touch on the pandemic (via The Hollywood Reporter) and how the NY police department dealt with a pandemic in one of the hardest hit cities in the world.
Stephanie Beatriz also stated in an interview with Bustle that, "In the words of Jake Peralta, it’s going to be super toit. Obviously you can’t make everyone happy, but we will hopefully make a lot of people happy."