The last season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine had around 6.4 million viewers overall, so it should come as no surprise that season 8 is on the horizon.
During a table read, an NBC executive said to the cast: ‘We want to dispel some of these crazy rumours about next season. We want you to come back.’
So what can we expect? Here’s the release date, cast, spoilers and more.
When will season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine come out on NBC?
All we know so far is that season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine arrives in 2021. A tweet from the official account in August 2020 said that the NBC show would be back next year, streaming on Peacock.
Will there be another season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
There is no news just yet, and we are not likely to hear until season 8 is well underway, but we have our fingers crossed!
Season 8 spoilers and fan theories
What we know so far is that season 8 will cover the Black Lives Matter movement. Four episodes have already been scrapped to add a focus on this topic.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly on their podcast The Awardist, Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) said: ‘It’s a very complicated subject, but I think they [the police] have to be portrayed much more realistically, in terms of this: the convention… that police breaking the law is okay because somehow it’s in the service of some greater good, is a myth that needs to be destroyed.’
The next season will also focus on the pandemic. Dan Goor told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘There is a debate about what next year will look like. I don’t think anybody wants us to, nor do we want to, have our characters toiling away in the depths of the pandemic. I don’t think that’s the direction we’ll go in.
‘But the question is how they have been affected by the virus and the pandemic as New York City residents and as first responders in New York City. How do we keep the show funny? How do we do that while still making them of this world and of their world? It’s challenging.’
Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 cast
- Andy Samberg – Jake Peralta
- Melissa Fumero – Amy Santiago
- Terry Crews – Terry Jeffords
- Stephanie Beatriz – Rosa Diaz
- Andre Braugher – Captain Holt
Goor told TVLine that he is planning to include Chelsea Peretti as Gina in season eight. ‘I love Chelsea Peretti. I think she’s one of the funniest human beings in the world, and I love the character of Gina Linetti.’
Is there a trailer for season 8?
There is not a trailer just yet, but we can typically expect new season trailers to land around a month before the episodes make their debut.
Season 7 recap – what happened?
Fans will remember that season 7 of Brooklyn Nine Nine ended with the birth of Jake and Amy’s son Mac – named after Jake’s hero, John McClane from Die Hard (a fictional person).
There was first a blackout in the city where Jake and Charles were on the streets trying to foil a bank robbery while also attempting to return Jake to Amy in time for the birth.
Where is Brooklyn Nine-Nine filmed?
Some of the filming takes place in Brooklyn’s 78th precinct, which is on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Bergen Street near the Barclays Center. However, the majority is filmed in California on a sound stage.