Hulu, Netflix Pass on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ Will Not Rescue Fox Comedy From Cancellation

The Universal TV-produced sitcom will have to find a new home elsewhere

Last Updated: May 11, 2018 @ 5:41 PM

Hulu has passed on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” opting not to save the Fox comedy from cancellation.

According to an individual familiar with the situation, the streaming platform will not order a seventh season of the Universal Television-produced Andy Samberg ensemble comedy. Hulu declined to comment; Universal TV did not immediately respond.

Netflix, which was never seriously considering picking up the show, has also passed on the the show, TheWrap has learned. Netflix had no comment.

Talks that the sitcom was being eyed for a return elsewhere began Thursday, just hours after the show fell victim to Fox’s pre-upfronts house-cleaning along with “The Mick” and “Last Man on Earth.” A Fox insider cited the network’s added night of “Thursday Night Football” and “a large portion of our new series renewed” as reasons for the trio of cancellations.

The news brought about an outpouring of support from fans who objected to the decision, including from Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro and Lin-Manuel Miranda —  who encouraged his followers to tweet “#RenewB99” to save the show.

An individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap Thursday that producers Universal Television received interest from multiple other networks and streaming platforms about potentially picking up a sixth season of the show, though that effort has now suffered a major setback.

Hulu was seen as the most likely possible new home for the show, given that the streamer previously saved “The Mindy Project” (also produced by Universal Television and 3Arts Entertainment) after it was canceled by Fox in 2015.