As it was previously reported, Fox canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine after five highly successful seasons, leading to a social media outcry from fans of the popular series. Some of the most notable figures to condemn the network’s decision included the likes of Mark Hamill, who asked for another organization to pick it back up.
It looks like the wishes of the fans of B-99 have been answered, because NBC, the organization responsible for its creation, picked it up for another season.
According to Deadline, executives over at NBC said they had regretted getting rid of Brooklyn Nine-Nine ever since they sold the rights to Fox when it was first produced.
Dan Goor, the showrunner, took to Twitter to update his friends, fans, and followers, on the great news. He wrote, “thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world. Nine-Nine!!”
Joe Lo Truglio, who plays the funny man, Charles Boyle in B-99, took to Twitter as well to thank all of the fans who made it possible for the show to come back on.
Hey everyone, just wanted to say no big deal but….
NBC JUST PICKED #BROOKLYN99 UP FOR SEASON 6!!!
Thanks in no small part to you, the best fans in the history of the world!
— Dan Goor (@djgoor) May 12, 2018
As it was mentioned at the beginning of the article, after Fox revealed they would cancel it on the 9th of May, a Twitter hashtag began trending for some other company to pick it back up, with many fans thinking that Netflix or Hulu would take it.
According to Deadline, Universal Studios, the producer of the series, went to the two major streaming platforms, but neither one wanted to make it happen.
It’s possible that the show simply might not be as popular as fans think it is. One industry insider explained to us, “even though B-99 is a great show, it’s not doing that well in the ratings as people think it is, which is why they chose to get rid of it in the first place.”
“Think about it, if it was really that great, why would a network drop it? If it was a money machine, which it would be if the ratings were high, there would be no incentive for its cancelation.”