The Revival of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Television show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was cancelled by Fox and picked up by NBC less than a day later due to an explosion of support on social media. Taken from Google Images

Anna Goellner, Staff Writer

Fox cancelled the well-renowned comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” in May 2018 after five seasons, and fans erupted in outrage. Twitter was flooded with anger and disappointment, distraught at the end of the ground-breaking show. Celebrities and influencers, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Hamill, and Seth Meyers, all expressed their backlash and support of the show. There was so much social media support that NBC excitedly picked up the show a day later. NBC has renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a 13-episode sixth season. Filming began on August 20.

In September of 2013, Fox released “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, a police sitcom following the excursions of the 99th precinct of the NYPD. Starring some of the top names in comedy, such as Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, with the production crew from the hit show “Parks and Recreation”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” took the air by storm with rich, original comedy and witty character writings. The main plot revolves around Jake Peralta (played by Andy Samberg), a childish and funny detective, who immediately butts head with Captain Raymond Holt (played by Andre Braugher), the solemn, serious, and stern commander. However, some of the funniest moments are between the supporting characters, especially the goodie-two-shoes Amy Santiago (played by Melissa Fumero) and the rough n’ tough Rosa Diaz (played by Stephanie Beatriz).

Along with its unique and hilarious humor, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is also adored for its diversity in race and sexual orientation with a gay black man and bisexual Latina woman in the leading cast. It won the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Award, an award for LGBTQ+ representation, in 2018 for Outstanding Comedy Series. The series portrays a healthy, same-sex marriage, along with a coming-out episode that highlights the struggles and misconceptions that the LGBTQ+ community face. An episode also hits on the racial issue of discrimination in the police force: Terry Jeffords (played by Terry Crews) is arrested and held in custody despite being a sergeant in the NYPD solely due to his race. It has been applauded for the proper and respectful portrayal of these serious events and societal struggles while maintaining its genuine humor.

Its fan base has been named by the creators as the reason the show has been reborn, and we are thrilled to see what the sixth season brings! NINE-NINE!

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