Chelsea Peretti is leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine in season six


During the upcoming sixth season of beloved sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, fans will have to say goodbye to “the human form of the 100 emoji.”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine came from the back the dead earlier this year, thanks in large part to fan support, and will now air the sixth season on its new network, NBC. However, fans will have to brace themselves for heartbreak once again when they tune in. Chelsea Peretti, who plays sarcastic queen Gina Linetti, announced via Twitter that she is leaving the show during its upcoming run.

Peretti has been a series regular since Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered on Fox in 2013. While it’s unclear exactly how soon Gina will be mic dropping, Peretti confirmed that it will be before the end of the 18-episode season. However, she also assured fans that Gina won’t be gone for good.

In the Twitter thread, Peretti also hilariously turned to Shameless star Emmy Rossum for help in conveying her sentiments about leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Peretti screenshotted Rossum’s lengthy Facebook post from August, in which Rossum announced her departure from Shameless as its co-lead Fiona Gallagher.

Peretti “bolded the extra relevant parts” of Rossum’s post, including shout-outs to one of Rossum’s co-stars and her acting coach.

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"I taught Emma [Kenney] to shave her legs… I tirelessly prepped the audition with my coach Terry Knickerbocker."

Other parts of Rossum’s post did actually translate pretty well to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, though.

"There are these real connections, real friendships that bring us back season after season after season… I can say for certain that this cast and crew, who I’ve been truly honored to work alongside, are world class."

Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast and crew had much the same to say about to say about Peretti. Series co-creator Dan Goor took to Twitter to praise “one of the funniest people in history” and wish Peretti well in her future projects. He also confirmed that Gina will appear on the show after season six.

Peretti’s co-stars Melissa Fumero and Dirk Blocker also released statements on her departure. Fumero, who plays Det. Amy Santiago has also been a series regular since season one. She called Peretti’s exit “so bittersweet” and shared behind-the-scenes memories of working with her.

Blocker has also been with Brooklyn Nine-Nine since season one, playing Det. Michael Hitchcock. However, during that inaugural run, Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller, who plays Det. Norm Scully, were the only non-series regulars in the main cast.

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In his tweet, Blocker thanked Peretti for going “out of her way to be supportive” of the duo’s work from the beginning. Blocker and Miller became series regulars from season two onward.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine will return midseason, though NBC has yet to announce an official release date. In the meantime, get your tissues ready and relive Gina’s best moments (aka every scene Peretti has ever been in) from the first five seasons.