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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ fans are thrilled after NBC’s surprise save

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn’t going anywhere.

After Fox abruptly cancelled the sitcom on Thursday, NBC stepped up the next day to announce plans for a 13-episode sixth season. It’s not clear when the new episodes will air, but fans can at least rest easy in the knowledge that the show will have an opportunity to deliver a sense of closure.

That’s not to say Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s newly confirmed sixth season will necessarily be its last. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt avoided addressing the show’s future one way or another in a statement announcing the news (h/t/ The Hollywood Reporter).

“Ever since we sold this show to Fox I’ve regretted letting it get away, and it’s high time it came back to its rightful home,” Greenblatt said. “[Co-creators] Mike Schur, Dan Goor and [star] Andy Samberg grew up on NBC and we’re all thrilled that one of the smartest, funniest and best-cast comedies in a long time will take its place in our comedy lineup. I speak for everyone at NBC, here’s to the Nine-Nine!”

As Greenblatt’s statement suggests, NBC isn’t a surprising savior for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The company’s production arm, Universal Television, produces the series. Fox saw interest from other potential buyers, including Hulu and Netflix (both of which passed, according to THR), but NBC makes sense.

It helps that Schur, co-creator of NBC’s beloved Parks and Recreation (which Goor executive produced), already has a hit with the network in The Good Place. He’s also got another series on the way, called Abby’s. Samberg, too, has NBC ties going back to his days as a Saturday Night Live cast member.

Predictably, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s vocal fan community — which roared so loudly following the cancellation, a return for the show seemed more like a “when” than an “if” — greeted NBC’s news with a mix of enthusiasm and memes.

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White Dragon – Prime Video Trailer

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What kind of person will you become when your life is a lie? In White Dragon, a new Prime Original thriller, Professor Jonah Mulray travels to Hong Kong where he discovers his recently deceased wife led a double life that led to her murder and begins to unravel the conspiracy surrounding her murder.

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Official Tease

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Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14 on HBO. #ForTheThrone

 

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The ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel has a diverse cast and a woman directing

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SJ Clarkson will direct the pilot of the first ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series.

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“HBO’s still-unnamed Game of Thrones prequel finally announced its cast and pilot director, and things are already looking way more diverse on both sides of the camera compared to the long-running hit.

The cast, as announced by EW includes Denise Gough, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, Reign‘s Toby Regbo, Harlots‘ Shella Atim Naomi Ackie, Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actor Jamie Campbell Bower, Black Mirror‘s Ivanno Jeremiah, and Naomi Ackie, whose Star Wars Episode IX role is still undisclosed.

These actors will join Naomi Watts, whose leading role as a “socialite” was announced months ago.

Including three Black British actors (Atim, Ackie, and Jeremiah) in the prequel’s main cast is already more than Game of Thrones managed to do in several seasons……………………………………………………”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/game-of-thrones-prequel-cast/

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