‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 8 Has Been Confirmed For 2021

If you feel like it’s been way too long since you had new episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine to sink your teeth into, you’ll be pleased to know that NBC has confirmed that Season 8 of the show will definitely air in 2021. That might seem like it’s ages away, but we’re already nearly in September, so it’ll be here before we know it!

  1. The show’s official Twitter account announced the news. Of course they used Captain Holt’s voice to do it! “Capt. Holt voice* We’re in a state of total euphoria,” the tweet posted on Thursday, August 27 read. So are we!
  2. Fans immediately went crazy. It wasn’t long before fans started replying to the original tweet with their own favorite Captain Holt gifs, freaking out over the good news. For many who know and love Brooklyn Nine-Nine, confirmation of Season 8 was the best news they’ve had all week – maybe even all year!
  3. It’s unclear when exactly in 2021 the new episodes will premiere. We should all keep our excitement in check because according to Terry Crews, while Season 8 was in the bag, Brooklyn Nine-Nine writers had to go back to the drawing board and start again from scratch to reflect the current climate of the Black Lives Matter movement and the tension that’s at fever-pitch between police and citizens. “Our showrunner Dan Goor, they had four episodes all ready to go, and they just threw them in the trash. We have to start over. Right now, we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in,” Crews told Access Daily.
  4. Whenever it premieres, Season 8 will be “groundbreaking.” Crews went on to say that the cast and crew alike have had long discussions on how to continue making a show that’s funny and approachable while still acknowledging the very serious issues happening in society. “We’ve had a lot of somber talks about it and deep conversations, 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,” he vowed. I’m sure it will be amazing!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill