B99 is an American TV series which is craftily created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur in Comedy, Police Procedural and Situational-Comedy genre. Fox has initiated for 13 episodes for 1st season but due to its increasing popularity, they have to work for more 9 episodes to make it 22.
It was premiered on Sep 17th, 2013. Since then there is only one stop on May 10th, 2018 when the Fox cancelled it after 5th season. And it’s about time, NBC has picked-up the project for 6th season, then 7th and then they renewed it for 8th too in Nov’2019.
The planned dates for release was in late 2020 for season 8, but as we all are well aware of the worldwide pandemic situation, we can see some expected delay in its final release. This series and actors have attracted many awards as follows: (A few of them are listed below out of 59+ world renowned award nominations)
- Won two Creative Arts Emmy Awards
- A Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
- Andy Samberg has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
- Andre Braugher has been nominated for three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and has won two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
- The series has also been acclaimed for showcasing serious issues while keeping necessary humour.
- For its the portrayal of LGBTQ+ people, the series won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
The storyline is based on an immature NTPD detective Jake Peralta, on the contrary, he is quite talented too, who works in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct (fictional). Detective Jake often comes into conflict with his newly assigned commanding officer Captain Raymond Holt, who is quite stern and serious. Slowly they both get along and develops a mutual respect and fondness for one another.
As per the statement by show’s creator Dan Goor in April’2020, The upcoming plot might include the coronavirus pandemic into its storyline. Also, the show wants to highlight the role and impact of having front-liners like the police department for our safety. It’s quite a challenging task for the show makers to present the impact of Covid-19 in the lives of these unnamed heroes while keeping the show filled with fun.
There is another speculation about the killing of George Floyd by police in the US and its impact on Black Lives Matter protest over B99 season 8 as revealed by actor Terry Crews that the cast and crew are assessing how to go forward with it. So the hopes of fans are already sky-high and story can take any turn from here as per the official statements we have, however, the plot is still a bit mysterious and we need to wait a little longer for an official trailer.
Until then, stay safe and stay tuned with us.