Brooklyn Nine-Nine may be switching networks state-side, but it is staying put in its long-time UK home.
E4 has inked a new deal with international distributor NBCUniversal International Distribution to pick up the exclusive UK rights to the show’s eighteen episode sixth season. While a firm premiere date has not yet been set, E4 said it would premiere in 2019.
Created by Dan Goor and Mike Schur, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows Detective Jake Peralta, a talented, but carefree, detective and his case-cracking colleagues in the 99th precinct of the NYPD. The comedy series is produced by Universal Television and stars Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker.
As TVWise previously reported, Chelsea Peretti, who has been with the show since season one, is exiting Brooklyn Nine-Nine as a regular in season six. “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 has long been a key component of E4’s slate of U.S. scripted comedy acquisitions and has been a consistently strong performer for the Channel 4 owned digi-net. Other U.S. comedies on said slate include The Big Bang Theory, Black-ish, The Goldbergs, Young Sheldon, and newest addition Happy Together.
Check out NBC’s trailer for season six below: