The eighth season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is due to resume filming 'very soon' according to the show's star, Andy Samberg.
It had started earlier in the year but was interrupted due to the COVID pandemic.
Samberg, who plays hapless detective Jake Peralta in the show, told LADbible: "We started shooting, then we shut back down. So we're waiting to come back again.
"It's scheduled for the fairly near future for us to return. There are a few factors going on - the surge in the (COVID) numbers in Los Angeles is a big one.
"There is a continuity to the people and the stories and the set becomes its own organism and you don't want to disrupt that. I think you can (lose a bit of rhythm), and we'll find that out when we come back."
Season 7 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine drops on Netflix in the UK on March 26 but fans are already clamouring for details of the next instalment - which show creators have said will tackle heavy subjects - such as the Black Lives Matters movement and how that might affect the New York cop precinct where the show is set.
But since being announced last summer, filming has been stalled as the pandemic swept through the US.
The show wasn't even set to get a seventh - or eight - series, after it was dropped by Fox. But the protests from fans led to NBC picking it up, promising to wrap up any loose ends.
*Capt. Holt voice* We're in a state of total euphoria. #Brooklyn99 returns in 2021 on @NBC, streaming on @PeacockTV. pic.twitter.com/1sXKIE0Nr9
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) August 27, 2020
Samberg said he was 'flattered' the show was so popular in the UK.
"We heard that it does really well in the UK, which is so exciting for me. And we've said multiple times, 'we've got to get over there'. And I'd love to.
"I try and catch UK comedy shows. I'm a big Toast of London fan. Matt Berry is the best. I love Ricky Gervais. Of course I'd do something with him.
"I did Cuckoo for BBC Three and I've British comedy and the time I spent in London. It's really flattering that Brooklyn is so popular there."
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