Speculation had been growing the last few weeks that FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine would be cancelled, and your sadness has been noted: the comedy has indeed been cancelled.
Despite the show garnering massive critical acclaim – including all five seasons earning 88% or above on Rotten Tomatoes – FOX announced today that it, alongside ‘The Last Man on Earth’ and ‘The Mick’, will be getting the can.
The show is often revered for its diverse representation, with particular note to race and sexuality, and fans, including some musos, are taking the cancellation to heart.
Cancelling Brooklyn nine nine is like cancelling cheeseburgers
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) May 10, 2018
they can't fucking cancel Brooklyn nine nine
— Mura Masa (@mura_masa_) May 10, 2018
— Tas (@Taslinbegum) May 10, 2018
The cast also sent out their tweets of sorrow and thanks for the undying support over the years.
Squad, we love you. What a gift this series has been: it’s been my honor. Your sadness is noted. NINE- NINE! pic.twitter.com/qAcOYfpNZh
— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 10, 2018
I am still processing… don’t have all the words.. but.. These last 5 years have been incredible. Thank you for all your love and support. We have the best fans. It’s been a huge honor to play Amy and be a part of this tremendous ensemble. NINE NINE! #Brooklyn99 pic.twitter.com/nmBFA2rm6I
— Melissa Fumero (@melissafumero) May 10, 2018
I love you fans. I love you squad. It has been an incredible five years. I’m so very lucky, so deeply thankful to have been part of a show that has brought so much joy to so many. NINE-NINE!❤️ #Brooklyn99 #renewB99
— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) May 10, 2018
There have also been hundreds of call to digital platforms like Netflix and Hulu to keep the series alive, and Buzzfeed reports that the show will be offered to those services. There’s hope yet!