‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ cast news, spoilers: Andy Samberg explains mid-season cliffhanger, fifth season renewal

Lead star Andy Samberg talks about a shocking mid-season twist.

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The mid-season finale of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” placed Gina (Chelsea Peretti) in a critical condition.

Following the successful fugitive hunt of Amy (Melissa Fumero) and Jake (Andy Samberg), along with their respective teams, the FBI agents are now back at the precinct.

Amy and Gina are teaching Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) proper texting etiquette. The sarcastic civilian administrator jested that she would rather be hit by a bus than get one more text from Charles.

While walking across the street, Gina noticed that she received a message from the latter. She looked back to give her friend a thumbs up when an approaching bus hits her.

“It definitely caught me off guard how abrupt it was when I finally saw it,” Samberg shared to The Hollywood Reporter. He revealed that showrunner Dan Goor told him about the idea. He said it amused them as it was out of context in terms of Peretti’s character. However, they got on with it.

“It just felt like an interesting thing to try out and, especially since Fox was giving us this midseason break,” the lead star said. He added that “it was a fun way to kind of keep the ball in the air.”

Season 4 is almost over, however, Fox has yet to announce a fifth season renewal for the show. Nonetheless, Samberg remains optimistic.

“There’s so much more expansion in terms of streaming and DVR and International,” he stated. “From the way that it’s explained to me, we are doing an actual really good overall number in terms of how many people on this Earth see our show each episode by the time it’s done running through all the different systems,” Samberg went on to say.

In the upcoming episode, the crime rate went down, and Brooklyn’s Police Department is closing one of the precincts. Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher) and his team are buckling up to prove that they’re worthy of staying.

However, things get awkward when the official auditor turns out to be Amy’s ex-boyfriend, Teddy (Kyle Bornheimer).

The next episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 4 will air on Apr. 11 on Fox.