Just a few weeks ago I got to walk onto the set of ABC’s new series The Rookie. The Rookies stars Nathan Fillion who plays, John Nolan a small town guy that decides to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer at the age of 40. He must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a “young” cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
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THE ROOKIE – “The Roundup” – Nolan, the rookies and their training officers get involved in a competition that pits them against each other, while Officer Lucy Chen notices Officer Tim Bradford is obsessed with winning at all costs, on an all-new episode of “The Rookie,” TUESDAY, NOV. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Rick Rowell)
Now, you guys know I really like Nathan, having interviewed him before and loving his acting since Firefly so when we ran into him, and yes, I mean ran into him it was very exciting. We were told he wouldn’t be there, but I had a feeling……I just had a feeling.
We also spent a little bit of time with Mercedes Mason, who plays “Zoe Andersen”.
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan 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.
We watched and listened to a tiny bit of rehearsals.
Here are some photos from our Rookie Set Tour:
Cast members getting ready to film
- Tuesdays at 10|9c on The ABC Television Network or streaming or on demand.
“The Hawke” – Nolan and the team must help capture a cop and his former mentor from the academy after he becomes a fugitive following an assault. Meanwhile, Officer Tim Bradford needs Officer Lucy Chen to learn to predict the moves of criminals in order to capture them, on “The Rookie,” airing TUESDAY, NOV. 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.