Get the tissues ready, Nine-Niners! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is going out in a blaze of glory, with its final season premiering on August 12th.
It’s probably time for this show to end, as the events of the past year have forced a lot of us to think critically about the show’s role in portraying law enforcement as a force for good and cops and friendly or heroic. Much of the show’s core audience – this writer included – is getting tired of “copaganda” shows, even ones with diverse casts and progressive themes. Still, those of us who have watched the show through 7 seasons are still attached to these characters. This first look at the show’s final season plays up the nostalgia, featuring commentary from the cast, clips from old seasons, and a few glimpses of the new season – notably, Jake and Amy as parents.
We’re curious, if a bit apprehensive, about how the show will handle its final season, and eager to reunite with some of our favourite characters. (I still maintain that they should have dropped the whole cop thing and turned this into a show about Boyle opening a restaurant).
What did you think of this first trailer? How are you feeling about season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Let us know in the comments or on social media!
Season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres August 12th, 2021 on NBC.