Terry loves heists! Although Brooklyn Nine-Nine has come to an end after eight glorious seasons, Terry Crews, famous for playing Sergeant Terry Jeffords in the beloved sitcom is open to continuing the Nine-Nine saga. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Terry Crews noted that he believes that the Sitcom could branch into the world of film with a heist movie.
Terry Crews was talking about all things regarding his career promoting his latest memoir, Tough. Naturally, the interview came round to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Despite the show coming to an end, it would appear that Crews is not ready to let go of the police comedy and has spoken about his pitch for a feature film adaptation.
“I still think we could do a heist movie. We always had our yearly heist episode and I think that would be brilliant, especially with Peacock and all the great things that NBC can already do. I think that every cast member will be down for us to do a nice hour and a half episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Terry Crews told The Hollywood Reporter.
In response to Terry Crews’ heist idea, The Hollywood Reporter interviewer quipped that it could be the making of a Brooklyn Nine-Nine movie franchise of continual heist films, to which Crews replied, “That’s right! We’ll go into theaters, and then a few weeks later we’ll be on Peacock!” A series of heist movies made by Brooklyn Nine-Nine creators wouldn’t be a bad idea. Especially considering how ridiculous the series already is.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s heist episodes are the perfect foundation for a feature film adaptation. The heists, starting off as ‘Halloween heists’ before branching out to other holidays started off in season one of the series. In the first instance, Andy Samberg’s Jake Peralta challenged Captain Holt to a clash of minds before subsequent heists included other members of the Nine-Nine precinct. The heists are featured year on year with every series and some iconic moments appeared in these episodes, such as Jake and Amy’s engagement on Halloween. Terry Crews’ Sergeant Jeffords even got his chance of Heist glory, winning the Cinco De Mayo Heist in season six.
A feature film resurgence of Brooklyn Nine-Nine may seem far-fetched, but Terry Crews’ pitch may be more than just fanciful dreaming. As fans of the show will recall, the show almost ended far earlier than its season eight finale. Brooklyn Nine-Nine debuted on Fox, but after five seasons, Fox made a shock announcement the show wouldn’t be renewed. Cue mass outrage amongst fans and the hero of the hour, NBC. Within hours NBC decided to revive the show and treat audiences to a further three seasons. However, when one of the show’s creators, Dan Goor discussed why the show was coming to an end after eight seasons, his suggestion, as reported by Den of Geek, would suggest that the chapter on this group of characters is well and truly closed. “I’m so thankful to NBC and Universal Television for allowing us to give these characters and our fans the ending they deserve,” Goor said. “When Mike Schur and I first pitched the pilot episode to Andy (Samberg), he said, ‘I’m in, but I think the only way to tell this story is over exactly 153 episodes,’ which was crazy because that was exactly the number Mike and I had envisioned. Ending the show was a difficult decision, but ultimately, we felt it was the best way to honor the characters, the story and our viewers. I know some people will be disappointed it’s ending so soon, but honestly, I’m grateful it lasted this long. Title of my sex tape.”
Dan Goor’s comments may come as a bit of a blow to both Terry Crews and Nine-Nine fans stateside, but for those in the UK, the end is still in the future. The eighth and final season of the sitcom only came to air in the UK on April 20. Perhaps by the time the ten-episode run has come to a conclusion in the UK, Terry Crews’ feature film dreams will be realized, in the meantime, the perfect tonic for those missing the show is to rewind time start at Season 1, Episode 1 and relive it all again.