Brooklyn Nine-Nine is set to end after 153 episodes and eight seasons.
Series co-creator Dan Goor announced that the comedy is coming to an end just hours after Andy Samberg confirmed that season eight is to restart filming in “the fairly near future.”
“I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve. I feel very lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for eight seasons,” Goor wrote on Twitter.
“They are not only among the most talented people in the business, they are all good human beings who have become a family. But most of all, I feel lucky that we have had the best fans in the world.
"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
“Fans who literally saved us from cancellation. Fans who fill us with joy. Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honour the characters, the story and our viewers.
“I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape.”
“We started shooting, then we shut back down. So we’re waiting to come back again,” Samberg said.
“It’s scheduled for the fairly near future for us to return. There are a few factors going on – the surge in the [COVID] numbers in Los Angeles is a big one.”
He added: “There is a continuity to the people and the stories and the set becomes its own organism and you don’t want to disrupt that. I think you can [lose a bit of rhythm], and we’ll find that out when we come back.”
The actor also acknowledged that the movement had sparked important conversations on set.
“We’ve had a lot of somber talks about it and deep conversations,” Crews said. “And we hope through this, we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year.
“We have an opportunity, and we plan to use it in the best way possible.”
Season seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will drop on Netflix in the UK on March 26. There is no release date confirmed for season eight yet.