After eight seasons, Melissa Fumero is saying goodbye to BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, the sitcom she has called home since 2013. And that’s a wrap on the best eight years of my life,” she wrote on Instagram. “More stories to come… I can’t wait for you all to see this final season. I am so proud of what we made, and I am so grateful for all the people I got to share it with.”
Daytime fans remember Fumero as Adriana Cramer on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, a role she played from 2004 until 2008 (returning for a brief stint in 2010!). After roles on GOSSIP GIRL, THE MENTALIST, and CSI: NY, the actress was cast as Amy Santiago in the new FOX sitcom BROOKLYN NINE-NINE.
“Eight years ago, Beatriz walked me, Stephanie Beatriz, and Chelsea Peretti to get our pictures taken for our lot badges,” Fumero recalled, sharing a photo of her badge on social media. “Something about that moment made everything really real — we actually made that pilot, it actually got picked up, we actually were about to shoot a whole season of this incredible show on this lot with this amazing cast that I was loving more and more each day.
“Filled with so much excitement and nerves,” she continued, “Chelsea said something that made me laugh right as the photographer clicked the camera… and that moment was predictive of what the next eight years would be like. Each day was full of laughter, of excitement, of nerves, of confidence, of elated exhaustion, and of beautiful friendship and collaboration.”
Filming has now wrapped on the final season of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, which is slated to premiere in August on NBC. (NBC picked up the series after it was canceled by FOX after season five.) We can’t wait to see what happens to Fumero’s character when the show comes to a close… and what amazing project she does next!