The last time we saw the Nine-Nine was in April 2020, a time when public tolerance for the comedic copaganda was already waning.. After the massive uprising against police violence that began just a month after the show’s seventh season finale, the show’s future was unclear. Apparently, the Black Lives Matter protests resulted in the show throwing out an entire season of scripts. Like the AV Club Britt Hayes rated in Jun 2020, « [Terry Crews] revealed there were behind-the-scenes talks about recalibrating season eight in light of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and countless other blacks, all of whom were killed by the police. According to Crews, the cast and crew have had “a lot of dark talk about it and deep conversations and we’re hoping that through that we’re going to do something that will be truly revolutionary this year.”
So, after all the delays, what is the new season of Brooklyn nine-nine look like. Well meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. Season eight, at first glance, seems like more of that classic Brooklyn nine-nine energy. Not that it won’t be in there, but NBC certainly isn’t selling the final season of Mike Schur’s detective comedy as a police crawl in Brooklyn, New York. However, there is one scene where the precinct inherits a team of Scully and Hitchcocks.
The whole team are back, including Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio and, of course, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller as Hitchcock and Scully. The trailer also teases the return of some very special guest stars, like Chelsea Peretti, Craig Robinson, Jason Mantzoukas, and Marc Evan Jackson. They also tout the appearances of Cheddar, Captain Holt’s beloved dog played by, among other Corgis, late stewart. If we were to bet a prediction, there would be one fucking episode where that fucking Cheddar dies, and we’re all going to cry. Shit.
Anyway, Brooklyn nine-nine returns for its final season on August 12.