Brooklyn Nine-Nine is losing a cast member. Chelsea Peretti, who has played civilian administrator Gina Linetti since the pilot, has announced that she is exiting the comedy series as a series regular during it’s sixth season.
“B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won’t be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji”, Peretti posted on Twitter. “I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina”.
White she wont be a fully-fledged regular, it sounds like she will at least make guest appearances early on in season six, and the door is open for her to return down the line. “We have tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to to a character who can only be described as “The human embodiment of the 100 emoji”, executive producer and co-creator Dan Goor said in a statement. “Also, I know for a fact this isn’t the last we’ll see of Gina Linetti. I mean she got run over by a frickin bus and she only missed like a week of work.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was saved by NBC back in May after it was cancelled by Fox, recently received a five episode back order, bringing the show’s sixth season to 18 episodes. NBC is eyeing a mid-season launch for the new season. It is produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Dr. Goor Productions. The series was created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur, both of whom serve as executive producers alongside David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. E4 continues to hold UK rights to Brooklyn Nine-Nine.