Fox opted not to renew "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," but fans aren't going to let it go quietly.
News of the series' cancellation came Thursday, and it didn't take long for it to become clear via Twitter that people were very, very unhappy with the news. The hashtags #RenewB99 and #SaveB99, among others, quickly took off; fans everywhere started weighing in on the many merits of the show and how much it has meant to them over its five seasons. Many called for another TV network or streaming services like Netflix and Amazon to save the sitcom.
The wave of support for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has been overwhelming. Celebrities and public figures alike have joined in, including "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, acclaimed musician Questlove, "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill, and British historian Greg Jenner.
RENEW BROOKLYN NINE NINE— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 10, 2018
I ONLY WATCH LIKE 4 THINGS
THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS#RenewB99
Oh NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! 😩😭😫😢 I'm SO not ready to say #ByeBye99. Be forewarned @FOXTV-when networks dump shows I love, I'm known for holding grudges a long, L-O-N-G time. I'm still mad @CBS didn't renew #SquarePegs! 😡#EverythingILikeGetsCancelledhttps://t.co/NEry6Hrpng— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 10, 2018
Everyday fans were just as vocal, if not more so. Many of them described the impact "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has had.
Well, since #BrooklynNineNine has been cancelled, it's clear the apocalypse is coming so I'm preparing myself for death— Clarke 🛸 (@whatnohead) May 10, 2018
idk how to express how important #BrooklynNineNine is & how crushed i am that they cancelled it— Riley J. Dennis (@RileyJayDennis) May 10, 2018
its brilliantly stereotype-defying, handles hard topics in a funny but sensitive way, never punches down, has perfect comedic timing. ugh#RenewB99#RenewBrooklynNineNine#Brooklyn99
This lady right here made me understand that I can be a strong woman even though I'm emotional and caring. She made me embrace my ocd. It makes me feel empty inside to lose a show that represents me so well. #BrooklynNineNine#Brooklyn99#RenewB99#SaveB99pic.twitter.com/pzqmGBbMws— amy santiago ◡̈ (@99ckys) May 10, 2018
Needless to say, all this support has been noticed. The show's stars have been moved by the push to save "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," including Stephanie Beatriz (Detective Diaz), Melissa Fumero (Sergeant Santiago), Dirk Blocker (Detective Hitchcock), and Joe Lo Truglio (Detective Boyle), among others.
Squad, we love you. What a gift this series has been: it's been my honor. Your sadness is noted. NINE- NINE! pic.twitter.com/qAcOYfpNZh— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) May 10, 2018
I❤️B99 fans— Dirk Blocker (@DirkBlocker) May 10, 2018
I love you fans. I love you squad. It has been an incredible five years. I'm so very lucky, so deeply thankful to have been part of a show that has brought so much joy to so many. NINE-NINE!❤️ #Brooklyn99#renewB99— JoeLoTruglio (@JoeLoTruglio) May 10, 2018
This might be the push "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" needs to get another season. Here's hoping.