What kind of ending will Brooklyn Nine-Nine get? According to star Melissa Fumero, it’ll be one that is “really satisfying” for fans.
Melissa Fumero promises a satisfying ending for beloved comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Centered on the members of Brooklyn’s 99th precinct, the workplace sitcom first began on Fox in 2013. Right from the start, it was viewed as one of the best comedies on broadcast television, and that praise has stuck around throughout its run. Fox cancelled the show after five seasons, but fan enthusiasm for the series propelled NBC to pick it up not long after. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has since lasted for a total of seven seasons, with the eighth on the way this year.
Sadly, though, all good things must come to an end. Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 will be the show’s last, as confirmed earlier this year. This decision came after production on the season was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, and after the writers chose to ditch their early scripts following last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests. How Brooklyn Nine-Nine will tell its final stories as a cop show will be under intense scrutiny when it premieres later this year, though series stars like Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher have already indicated they’re taking things seriously.
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Beyond that, Brooklyn Nine-Nine also has a duty to give fans a good ending. If Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago, is to be believed, it will do just that. Fumero recently spoke to ComicBook.com and opened up about the ending of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In addition to revealing they are about halfway through filming season 8, she shared her hopes for how fans will respond to the end:
“It’s going, we just wrapped on episode five. So we’re like midway through, a lot of kind of misty moments happening on set. I will say, as we all start to think about and talk about (it), it feels really weird to be doing something where you know the last day is gonna be so sad and you’re probably gonna cry a lot, you’re like a month away from crying all the time. It’s like a really strange feeling. So we have a lot of moments where it’s like, it’s too soon, it’s too soon. We’re not there yet, we’re not there yet. And we’re just trying to like have fun, like we’re shooting any season of Brooklyn.
“It’s bittersweet, but I’m really proud of the show. I’m really proud of this season. I think it’s going to be a really satisfying end I hope for the viewers and just trying to think of it as like the victory lap, celebrating the show, celebrating the people I work with. Not trying not to take anything for granted and stay really present.”
Series finales are always a tricky episode to nail. Get it right, and fans will praise a show forever. Get it wrong, though, and the backlash can be everlasting. As seen with notoriously divisive finales like Game of Thrones and How I Met Your Mother, it can be hard to shed a negative reaction to a series ender. It’s hard to say now just how Brooklyn Nine-Nine will fare. However, if it matches the rest of the show’s quality, Fumero will likely be right in her belief that fans will be satisfied. Brooklyn Nine-Nine stands as one of the most lauded comedies on air right now, so the odds are so far in its favor.
NBC recently confirmed Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 will premiere in August after the Olympics. With 10 episodes scheduled, the show likely won’t come to an end until the fall. That means fans still have some time before they must say goodbye to the hilarious members of the Nine-Nine. It’ll certainly be a bittersweet end, as Fumero said, but there is bound to be a lot of love too. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has always managed to be a feel good story, and hopefully it will end that way too.
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