It’s been a tumultuous few months for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans. Mere days after the series was canceled in May, NBC announced that it was picking up the cop comedy for a sixth season. But there’s some sad news for the upcoming season: Chelsea Peretti will be leaving the show.
For five seasons, Peretti has blessed us all with her portrayal of the snarky, wise, and morally ambiguous Gina Linetti. And today, October 3rd, the comedian announced in a series of tweets that Gina’s time on the show is drawing to a close. She wrote that she’ll be leaving at some point during Season 6, but didn’t rule out future guest appearances, writing, “that doesn’t mean I won’t ever be back, winky face emoji, heart emoji.” True to form, the rest of her message was equal parts heartfelt and hilarious.
“Perhaps Emmy Rossum said it best when she wrote about Shameless (I’ve bolded the extra relevant parts in her quote below,” Peretti tweeted along with a photo of Rossum’s farewell note.
We think Gina would approve.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor issued his own statement about Peretti’s departure on Twitter, writing that he and Mike Schur had always wanted her to be a part of the show and promising that Gina’s send-off would do her character justice.
Even though this news has us feeling “face with Xs for the eyes,” we know that whatever Peretti does next will be amazing, and we wish her the best on her next adventure.