Overview

There are few people who don’t enjoy Brooklyn Nine-Nine – a police comedy which has Dan Goor and Michael Schur at the development helm. Andy Samberg, known for his output with The Lonely Island, is in the lead role as Jake Peralta. He is a talented but childish NYPD officer who works in Brooklyn as a detective.

The main focus of the series is Jake’s exploits, whether he is in competition with his colleagues or butting heads with the new commander – Captain Raymond Holt, played by Andre Braugher. The remainder of the cast of the show includes Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has received critical acclaim for its cast, especially the actors Samberg and Braugher. For those who are undecided about whether to stream the series, consider the fact that it has won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series in the Musical or Comedy category.

Samberg was nominated for and eventually won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role, and Braugher has received three consecutive nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Impressively, Braugher has also received two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has garnered particular praise due to its portrayal of serious social issues whilst retaining its sense of humor, as the series is known for being light-hearted and good for idle evening watching. The show received a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series for its portrayal of LGBTQ+ people.

Premise

Those familiar with Brooklyn Nine-Nine will know that a lot of the action takes place in the 99th Precinct of the Brooklyn division of the New York City Police Department. The show depicts a team of police detectives who are overseen by the newly appointed, overly serious Captain Raymond Holt.

One of the police detectives under Holt’s command is Jake Peralta, an officer with a high number of solved cases and successful arrests, despite the fact that he possesses a carefree, relaxed, and childish attitude at the best of times. His colleagues tend to interact with him under a love-hate basis.

Eventually, Peralta develops a romantic interest in Amy Santiago, his by-the-book, nerdy yet loveable partner. Meanwhile, the timid yet hard-working Charles Boyle indicates a persistent interest in Rosa Diaz, a woman who is aggressive, apathetic, and stern, frequently rejecting him.

Norm Scully and Michael Hitchcock are a pair of older detectives who frequently seem stupid, incompetent, and lazy but who have managed to solve many more cases over the years, merely due to the fact that the two have been on the job for a significantly longer period of time.

The detectives are required to report to Terry Jeffords, a devoted family man and gentle giant who at first is scared of returning to active field police work due to his fear of being killed in the line of duty, thus potentially leaving his children without a father.

The police precinct also features Gina Linetti, a dominating and sarcastic civilian administrator who loves to dance, is clearly unhappy in her current position, and structures her life and activities around social media.

Cast and characters

  • Jake Peralta – Andy Samberg
  • Rosa Diaz – Stephanie Beatriz
  • Terry Jeffords – Terry Crews
  • Amy Santiago – Melissa Fumero
  • Charles Boyle – Joe Lo Truglio
  • Raymond Holt – Andre Braugher
  • Michael Hitchcock – Dirk Blocker
  • Scully – Joel McKinnon Miller
  • Gina Linetti – Chelsea Peretti

Filming locations

Brooklyn Nine-Nine was filmed in two major locations – Los Angeles, California, and New York City. To be precise, the exterior shots of the building which houses the fictional 99th Precinct is actually the 78th Precinct Building in New York.

Other filming locations include the Black Market Liquor Bar in Studio City, CA, the Los Angeles Convention Center in California, the Majestic Halls in Los Angeles, CA, and the James Oviatt Building – also in Los Angeles, CA.

Production

Dan Goor and Michael Schur have a history – they met when they were both studying at Harvard. What’s more, they had previously collaborated on Parks and Recreation. Moving forward to the next project, they both agreed on the viability of the idea of a police station as a comedy setting.

When the idea was fully fledged, it was pitched to Universal Television, with whom Schur had a production deal. Despite the fact that Universal signed on to produce the series, NBC decided not to air it. As a result, Schur and Goor decided to sell the show to the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Fox placed an original order of 13 episodes for the first season of the show and eventually expanded that order to 22 episodes. Brooklyn Nine-Nine had its premiere on September 17, 2013. After a run of five seasons, the show was canceled by the network on May 10, 2018.

Impressively, the very next day, the series was picked up by NBC for another season. On January 10, 2019, the show began airing on NBC. The network renewed the show for its seventh season on February 27, 2019. Almost a year later, this instalment had its premiere – on February 6, 2020. The show was renewed by NBC for an eighth season in November 2019. This was before the premiere of the seventh season had even aired, proving the popularity of this creation.

Episodes and reception

Fans and newbies to the show alike will be impressed to know that a total of 143 episodes over seven seasons have aired. Seasons 1, 4, and 5 each had 22 episodes, Seasons 2 and 3 had 23 episodes, Season 6 had 18 episodes, and Season 7 had 13 episodes.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has received hugely positive praise as it has aired its seven seasons over the years.

  • The first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine garnered critical acclaim, receiving a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 89% and a Metacritic score of 70 out of 100.
  • The second season excelled with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 100%.
  • The third season also did pretty well, landing a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 93%.
  • The fourth season received top marks with a rating of 100%.
  • The fifth season received the same treatment, as did the sixth and seventh.

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