The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has reported for duty! The show has started production on their sixth season, which will now air midseason on NBC after FOX abruptly canceled the quirky cop comedy earlier this year.
The show was revived shortly after and executive producer Dan Goor joked, “I told my wife when we got picked up that I was like, ‘Weirdly, it feels like more pressure than ever before.’ And she’s like, ‘You’re being crazy. This is you being crazy.’ And then this is proof of that. Like, what ways will it be better? It will be funnier,” he told VitalThrills.com at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills.
Goor also confirmed no major changes will be made to the series. “The mandate from NBC all along has been, ‘We know this show. We love this show. That’s why we picked up this show.
“Please keep making the same show.’ And so, in a lot of ways, I think it is the same type of show. I don’t want to say it’s the same show. I think it’s going to be even better this year. Definitely put that in an article.”
The surprise move to cancel Brooklyn Nine-Nine shocked the cast and left fans expressing their dislike over the news on social media, although Goor had nothing but positive things to say about FOX.
“The fact of the matter is the people we worked with at FOX, the executives were always really excellent with our show. They gave us great notes. We had, I think, a lot of creative freedom there.”
But he added, “you know, our experiences so far with NBC have been fantastic. NBC is a place that Andy [Samberg] and I have been for a tremendously long time. And not only that, really, so much of what we’ve done has been with the studio, and the studio is the same.
“It’s the same execs covering us the whole time. When we, no matter what network we’ve been on, they’ve had our back. But it’s not like there was a hardship by being elsewhere that has now been rectified. It’s just there is so much goodwill in general, and it’s nice to feel we’ve been picked up again or chosen again.
In terms of upcoming episodes, fans can expect the show to tackle more relevant newsworthy issues. “One of the things we’ve been doing over the last couple of seasons are these more topical issues oriented episodes. They’re really hard to do, but we’ve been very happy with the way they’ve turned out.
“Our challenge is always to make them still feel really true to the show, feel funny, but at the same time, give weight to the issue and to really explore it in a fair way. And we definitely intend to continue doing that. We intend to continue going down the road of Stephanie’s character of Rosa’s interactions with her parents and her journey in coming out,” Goor said.
“But there are other issues. We are really interested in trying to do a #MeToo storyline. It’s something that we’re actively talking about in the writers’ room. So, yes, absolutely, we intend to continue doing that,” he continued.