Due to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, series star Terry Crews announced that four “ready to go” scripts for the next season were tossed out.
Crews noted that the showrunner, Dan Goor, “had four [new] episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash. We have to start over. Right now we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in.” He said that the cast and crew “a lot of somber talks about it and deep conversations and we hope through this we’re going to make something that will be truly groundbreaking this year. We have an opportunity here, and we plan to use it in the best way possible.”
After Floyd’s death, the show donated $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network.
A link to Dan Goor’s Twitter announcement can be found at this link: https://twitter.com/djgoor/status/1267984636329824261?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1267984636329824261&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklynvegan.com%2Fbrooklyn-nine-nine-scrapped-4-new-season-scripts-after-george-floyds-murder%2F.