It’s been a rollercoaster of a year for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans so far, and the ride sadly isn’t over yet.
After being cancelled by Fox in May and then picked up by NBC a day later, it was all looking rosy ahead of the comedy’s sixth season.
But unfortunately, the show will be losing an original cast member during its NBC run, as Chelsea Peretti has announced she won’t be hanging around for a full season.
In a statement on Twitter, the actress wrote: “B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won’t be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6. But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji.
“I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina: confident, idiotic-but-smart, pithy, and infused with rhythm and cell-phone radiation. It is hard for me to know exactly what to say.”
Chelsea has played sarcastic administrator Gina Linetti since the show debuted, becoming a fan-favourite character.
Following Chelsea’s statement, co-creator Dan Goor took to Twitter to pay tribute to the actress for her years on the show.
“From the moment Mike Schur and I decided to create this show, we wanted Chelsea Peretti be a part of it, and she always will be,” Dan said.
“While it’s sad to see a member of the family leave, we are so proud of Chelsea and excited for what she does next. Also, I know for a fact this isn’t the last we’ll see of Gina Linetti.”
Dan added that the team had “tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to a character who can only be described as ‘the human embodiment of the 100 emoji'”.
We’re thinking it’s going to have to be a pretty epic send-off, considering Gina’s already survived being hit by a bus.
There’s no premiere date set yet for Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s sixth season, but NBC has announced that it’s upped its episode order from 13 to 18.
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