Brooklyn Nine-Nine season six is one month away, mates – ONE. This still might feel like ages but once you cancel out all the Christmas parties, family dinneroos, catch-ups, the Boxing Day Test, New Years celebrations, and tonnes of sleeping and eating, January will sneak up on ya.
A refresher: Brooklyn Nine-Nine season five wraps up in Shaw’s Bar, just as Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) is about to open the ~Commissioner~ email.
And now, straight to it.
When Is The Brooklyn Nine-Nine Release Date?
January 10 in the US, and January 11 here! Season 6 episodes are being fast-tracked on SBS VICELAND.
Some time ago, Terry Crews, who plays Sergeant Terry Jeffords, posted a rather curious Instagram Story announcing season six will be hitting our screens in January 2019. At the time, NBC were business as usual until they officially announced the news a few weeks later.
To celebrate, @thelonelyisland, otherwise known as Adam Samberg posted a squad pic of Jake Peralta, Terry, and Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio).
Swipe, swipe, swipe.
How Many Binge-Worthy Episodes Can We Expect?
18 glorious episodes. Initially, there were only supposed to be 13 eps but excellent showrunner Dan Goor announced the upcoming season had been extended.
What Kind Of Episodes Will Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season Six Have?
A #MeToo Episode
Back in August at the Television Critics’ Association, Goor said the team were in the early stages of developing a #MeToo episode. The announcement came months after Crews shared his allegations of sexual assault against high-profiled Hollywood agent Adam Venit.
At the time, Goor said he couldn’t make any promises about the episode but “we’re really interested in trying to do a #MeToo story.”
Samberg ensured: “We are not going to do it unless we have the right take that does it justice.”
Speaking to TVLine in November, Melissa Fumero – who plays Amy Santiago – not only confirmed the episode but revealed it’s focused on her character.
“I’ve never done an episode like this,” Fumero told TVLine. “You see a side of her that you’ve never seen before.”
The episode was directed by co-star Stephanie Beatriz AKA Rosa Diaz and written by Lang Fisher who has writing credits on The Mindy Project, 30 Rock, and The Onion News Network.
“I think it would have been nerve-wracking if it had been someone else, or someone I didn’t know,” Fumero said of Beatriz’s directing. “It was really wonderful to have my friend directing, where we already have a shorthand… It was so amazing to just have that trust, to feel protected and safe.”
Beatriz announced her directorial debut earlier this month on social media sharing she was “truly honoured I got to direct an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”
Beatriz didn’t reveal any details from the episode but she did say she was “super excited” for fans to see it.
A Hitchcock & Scully Episode
Beloved dumb-dumbs Hitchcock and Scully, played by Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller respectively, will be getting their own episode in season six.
Goor announced the news during the ginormous San Diego Comic-Con, earlier this year.
He told excited crowds: “There’s a fun Hitchcock and Scully episode coming up.We might see them in their past at some point.”
In the past! When they had to work…
…harder, work harder.
Cast & Characters: Who’s Coming Back?
The Pontiac Bandit Is Set To Return
Along with the OG cast, Craig Robinson AKA Doug Judy AKA The Pontiac Bandit AKA Jake’s good mate is set to return for his usual one-episode gig.
As Goor told TheWrap earlier this year: “I can say that Craig Robinson, I believe he’ll be back. Probably for one episode.”
Then, in what sounds like some blessed reassurance, Goor added “No, we’ve not seen the last of Doug Judy. Craig will almost definitely be back.”
Chelsea Peretti, Human 100 Emoji, Won’t Be Doing A Full Season
Chelsea Peretti who plays Gina Linetti, revealed she would not be doing a full run of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, this season. YES, this is a dagger through many of our emoji hearts but this doesn’t mean she won’t be back.
On social media, Peretti – in classic fashion – recycled the statement Emmy Rossum used when she announced her departure from Shameless, earlier this year.
“It is hard for me to know exactly what to say. Perhaps Emmy Rossum said it best when she wrote about Shameless (I bolded the extra relevant parts in her quote below).”
Goor also shared a statement to his Twitter which included the very good words: “I know for a fact that 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.”
In a recent interview with TVLine, Fumero described Gina’s exit as “fucking epic”.
“It’s such a great Gina episode. Her grand finale is with Amy and Rosa, as it should be. She has stuff with everybody, but they paired her with us [at the end] and we had so much fun shooting that last week. It was bittersweet and sad and we definitely cried happy tears.”
How Can You Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season Six?
In Australia, the all-new season will be fast-tracked to SBS Viceland and SBS On Demand in 2019.
That’s just about it, folks. In the meantime, you can catch seasons one to five of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix.
Peep the latest season six trailer below.