The Rookie (TV series)

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The Rookie
Genre
Created by Alexi Hawley
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format 5.1 surround sound

The Rookie is an upcoming American crime drama television series created for ABC by Alexi Hawley. Based on true events, the series follows John Nolan, a forty-year-old man, who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. The series is produced by ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.

The series stars Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Melissa O'Neil, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Alyssa Diaz, and Mercedes Mason. In October 2017, The Rookie received a series order from ABC.

Premise

The series follows John Nolan, a forty-year-old man, who moves from his comfortable, small town life to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.[1]

Cast and characters

Main

  • Nathan Fillion as John Nolan: The oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department.[1]
  • Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop: A newly promoted training officer whose first assignment is Nolan.[2]
  • Eric Winter as Tim Bradford: An overbearing training officer.[2]
  • Melissa O'Neil as Lucy: A rookie cop, who struggles with a domineering training officer and might be developing a budding romance with Nolan.[3]
  • Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey: A sergeant, who becomes a nemesis to Nolan.[4]
  • Titus Makin as Jackson West: An eager rookie officer and the son of a high-level commander in the LAPD.[5]
  • Alyssa Diaz as Angela: An LAPD Training Officer on the cusp of making detective-trainee, a situation which gets threatened when she is assigned to West.[6]
  • Mercedes Mason as Zoe Andersen: Nolan's confident and irreverent commanding officer.[7]

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" Liz Friedlander[8] Alexi Hawley[1] TBA TBA TBD

Production

Development

On October 26, 2017, ABC announced a straight-to-series order for The Rookie, starring Nathan Fillion, and written by Castle executive producer and co-showrunner Alexi Hawley. Fillion and Hawley will serve as executive producers, along with Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Michelle Chapman, and Jonathan E. Steinberg. The series is produced by ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.[1]

Casting

With the series order in October 2017, Fillion was cast as John Nolan.[1] On February 7, 2018, Afton Williamson and Eric Winter were cast as Talia Bishop and Tim Bradford, respectively.[2] They were shortly followed by Melissa O'Neil as Lucy,[3] Richard T. Jones as sergeant Wade Grey,[4] Titus Makin as Jackson West,[5] Alyssa Diaz as Angela,[6] and Mercedes Mason as captain Zoe Andersen.[7]

Filming

In January 2018, Liz Friedlander signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot.[8] Production on the pilot began on March 7, 2018,[9] with filming taking place in Los Angeles and New York.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Andreeva, Nellie (October 26, 2017). "Nathan Fillion To Star In 'The Rookie': ABC Lands Cop Dramedy From Alexi Hawley & The Mark Gordon Co. With Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c Otterson, Joe (February 7, 2018). "ABC Drama 'The Rookie' Casts Afton Williamson, Eric Winter". Variety. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (February 8, 2018). "'The Rookie': Melissa O'Neil To Co-Star In Nathan Fillion's ABC Light Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 12, 2018). "'The Rookie': Richard T. Jones Cast In Nathan Fillion's ABC Light Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (February 15, 2018). "'The Rookie' ABC Casts Titus Makin; Xavier De Guzman In 'Take Two'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 16, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (February 23, 2018). "'The Rookie': Alyssa Diaz Cast In Nathan Fillion's ABC Light Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 24, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Petski, Denise (February 27, 2018). "'The Rookie': Mercedes Mason Cast In Nathan Fillion's ABC Light Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 23, 2018). "'The Rookie': Liz Friedlander To Direct First Episode Of ABC Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ "New TV series 'The Rookie' shoots scenes for pilot episode in downtown Oxnard". Ventura County Star. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 9, 2018). "Pilot Locations 2018: New York Business Booming, Chicago Gains As Atlanta Slips". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 

External links

  • The Rookie on IMDb
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