Brooklyn Nine-Nine is losing an original star during Season 6.
Chelsea Peretti took to Twitter on Thursday to confirm that she would not be sticking around for all of the revived series' sixth season.
“B99 fans. Hiiiiiiiiiiii. Chelsea Peretti, here. I won’t be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine Nine in Season 6,” the actress who plays administrative assistant Gina Linetti on the series said.
“But that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji," she continued, adding:
"I want to thank you for the hours you spent watching Gina be Gina."
"Confident, idiotic-but-smart, pithy, and infused with rhythm and cell-phone radiation. ❤️💯It is hard for me to know exactly what to say.”
Knowing that such a beloved character is bowing out, fans immediately started to question what her final storyline would be.
Thankfully, series showrunner, Dan Goor took to social media in the immediate aftermath of the news, offering his take on it.
"We have tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to a character who can only be described as 'The human embodiment of the 100 emoji,'" he wrote on Twitter.
"While it's sad to see a member of the family leave, we are so proud of Chelsea and excited for what she does next."
"Also, I know for a fact that this isn't the last we'll see of Gina Linetti. I mean, she got run over by a frickin' bus, and she only missed like a week of work."
Peretti has appeared on the show since its debut. The actress took a leave of absence during production of Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5 which could have been the show's final season had NBC not swooped in to save the day.
That absence was a result of the star's maternity leave.
Fox canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine in May, but NBC saved it just hours later. While a 13 episode season was ordered for midseason initially, the network later upped the order to 18.
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