It’s without doubt my favourite cop-comedy, and boy do I love me some cop comedies. The Bill, Taggert – yeah, I love em’. But none more so than B99!
As you’ll no doubt know, the seventh season is on its way sometime in the future, and that may well be the near future if a recent Insta’ post is anything to go by.
Melissa Fumero, who plays Amy Santiago on the show, uploaded a picture of Terry Crews, Andy Samberg and Stephanie Beatriz looking towards a door with their police jackets on indicating that yes, filming is underway.
She wrote: ‘Season 7. #Brooklyn99 #Day1’
News about the eagerly-awaited seventh season had been scarce until Deadline reported back in May that the upcoming series will be 13 episodes long.
Now, that’s 13 for now. It’s worth mentioning that 13 episodes were mooted for the previous season and it ended up having an extra five, so don’t be surprised if we see a few more than that.
NBC are remaining tight-lipped about whether they’ll do the same for season seven but in all honesty, I wouldn’t be surprised, especially given that when the series was on FOX the seasons were usually around 22-23 episodes long.
Of course the show has endured a ropey few months what with those evil people at Fox cancelling it. However, the good folk over at NBC saved the show’s bacon by picking the series up just a day later.
News of the upcoming seventh season was actually broken during a table read with the show’s cast and crew, and it’s fair to say they were pretty over the moon about it.
In the clip below, a woman can be heard saying: “You know how happy and proud we were to have you on NBC this season and we are even happier to say that we would love to have you back next season.”
Sadly, however, the news is somewhat marred by the fact that the corgi who played Cheddar – Captain Holt’s (Andre Braugher) sidekick doggo – in the show recently passed away.
The rescue pooch-turned-actor paid a final visit to the beach shortly before the vet put him to sleep “while listening to the sounds of the ocean.”
What a beautiful way to go.
Taking to Instagram, his owners shared the heartbreaking news writing:
‘My precious Stewart crossed the rainbow bridge today.
We went to the beach (his favourite place) where he frolicked in the surf and then enjoyed a picnic lunch of In & Out burgers. We relaxed in the sun and just enjoyed each other’s company.
Our veterinarian met us there later and Stewart went to sleep peacefully in my arms while listening to the sounds of the ocean.
He was a one in a million kind of dog, he was my supaah staah.’
Hopefully they’ll pay homage to the little fellow in one of the upcoming episodes.
RIP Cheddar – your service to the force will not be in vain.
Images via Fox/NBC
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