The 2018 San Diego International Comic Con has begun, and we’re going to be covering the news breaking out from the SDCC all weekend! The 99 are back! After bing canceled by Fox, NBC picked up the series to return this fall for a sixth season. Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller, showrunner Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici were on hand at this year’s SDCC to talk about the move to NBC and plans for the new season.
The majority of the panel consisted of Q and A from the audience, with numerous fans thanking the show for being so inclusive. The cast and crew explained that they try to always get things right, and view the show as taking place in a world where everyone is accepting. When asked if mental health issues would be brought up in the future, Samberg implied that it wasn’t necessarily in the plans just yet, as they take time with the heavier subjects to make sure they don’t screw up.
As for the plans for the new season, not many details were revealed yet. They have multiple scripts written and are well into pre production on numerous episodes. There will be some focus on Jake and Amy’s lives as newlyweds, and an episode dedicated to Hitchcock and Scully. They’d like to bring back Gina Rodriguez and Craig Robinson but it would all depend on the actors’ schedules. As for the email Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) received at the end of the last season, revealing if he received the job as Commissioner, Goor joked, “I think it’s clear from Holt’s expression exactly what happens.”
Brooklyn 99 comes back mid-season (likely January of 2019) on NBC. Keep following Poor Man’s Spoiler throughout the weekend for more updates on everything coming out of SDCC 2018!