Brooklyn Nine-Nine cancelled, fans outraged and out to save it

Brooklyn Nine-NineFans of the Fox cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine had their hearts broken when the show was cancelled after five seasons. But they quickly rose in arms, expressing their anger on social media and raising the possibility of the show continuing elsewhere.

Vanity Fair reports that Fox took an ax to its comedy line-up, cancelling not just the beloved show but also The Mick, and The Last Man on Earth. The cancellation that made the most impact was that of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the Golden Globe-winning comedy created by Mike Schur and Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) . The show is about a group of detectives in an NYPD precinct and it features a stellar and diverse cast who have won the hearts of millions of fans despite not having the highest rating. The show stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, and Chelsea Peretti.

Goor tweeted to thank the fans for their support of the show, saying:

“Wow. Thank you all for this incredible outpouring of support…Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans are the best fans in the world. It means the world to me and everyone else who works on the show.”

Hours after the news broke out, famous fans of the show took to Twitter to express their disappointment. These included Mark Hamill, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Guillermo del Toro, and even the Backstreet Boys! (The latter because of the awesome cold open for one of this season’s episodes that will surely resonate with everyone familiar with the band’s music!)

But there is still hope for the show as several options are now available. Deadline reports that several networks are likely to pick the series up and give it a new chance at life. Hulu is the most likely since it did rescue another cancelled Fox comedy, The Mindy Project, a few years ago.

Another option is TBS which is overseen by Kevin Reilly who, according to Deadline, had developed and picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine while running Fox and is a big fan of the show.

Indiewire likewise mentions that NBC or Netflix could step in to take the show but there are still certain elements that may hinder this from happening.

Watch this space for more news about the future of Brooklyn Nine-Nine!