ABC ordered The Rookie TV show to series in October of last year. Now, the network has made that order official and released a season one teaser for The Rookie. Check it out, below. The light police procedural comes from creator Alexi Hawley and hails from ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.
An ABC comedy-drama, The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, a 40-year-old who gives up small town living to become the oldest rookie on the Los Angeles Police Department. The cast also includes Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Titus Maki, Alyssa Diaz, and Mercedes Mason. Because you can never have enough EPs, Hawley is executive producing with Fillion, Gordon, Nick Pepper, Michelle Chapman, and Jon Steinberg.
The Rookie Official Teaser | ABC
Nathan Fillion plays John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD. At an age where most are at the peak of their career, Nolan cast aside his comfortable, small town life and moved to L.A. to pursue his dream of being a cop. Now, surrounded by rookies twenty years his junior, Nolan must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a ‘young’ cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
Check out this description of The Rookie from ABC:
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life. From executive producer/writer Alexi Hawley and The Mark Gordon Company with ABC Studios.
After the cancellation of Fillion’s long-running ABC drama, Castle, the network kept him around. The above picture is from last night’s episode of American Housewife, “Finding Fillion.” He also guest stars in next week’s season two finale, “The Spring Gala.” Between 2016 and 2018, the Firefly vet recurred as weatherman Rainer Shine on ABC’s Modern Family, when he wasn’t in “Netflix and chill” mode on A Series of Unfortunate Events and Santa Clarita Diet.
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