The next season 8 could feature a scenario on the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-creator Dan Goor had mentioned in interviews last year that he and the show’s writing team “value[s] escape, but at the same time, we don’t want to be ignorant… there is a debate about what next year will look like. “Most likely,” says Goor, “the series will explore more subtle ways of recognizing the crisis rather than ‘working in the depths. “
Now those plans might have changed, as it was April 2020, when the pandemic was just beginning and the show’s creative team began to meet and crack new story ideas – and before. several months of social unrest involving real police brutality. Plus, most importantly, that was before it was known that Brooklyn Nine-Nine would end up ending with a new shortened and delayed season of just 10 episodes.
Despite earlier announcements by NBC that Brooklyn Nine-Nine will not be straddling the Olympics this summer – August was specifically reported by THR as a month the show won’t return – the show is currently scheduled to return in August. No specific launch date has been announced, but it is expected to air after the close of the Summer Olympics.