The Rookie, developed by Alexi Hawley for ABC, is a police procedural crime drama in the United States. The series centers on John Nolan, a middle-aged man who, at the start of it, is the LAPD’s oldest rookie. The show is based on the life of William Norcross, a middle-aged man who moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and joined the LAPD. The show is produced by ABC Signature and Entertainment One.
In addition to Nathan Fillion and Alyssa Diaz, the cast also includes Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin Jr., Melissa O’Neil, Afton Williamson, Mekia Cox, Shawn Ashmore, and Eric Winter. On October 16, 2018, the first episode of The Rookie debuted. This first season ended on April 16, 2019. The air dates for the new season were September 29, 2019, to May 10, 2020.
The dates for the third season were January 3rd, 2021 through May 16th, 2021. The show got picked up for a fourth season in May of 2021, and the new season debuted on September 26 of that year. The fifth season of the show was officially announced in March 2022, with the launch date scheduled for September 25 of that year.
What Will Happen In The Rookie Season 5
An official synopsis of the upcoming season is premature at this time, but the season finale hinted at some promising new storylines to explore. So, let’s have a heart-to-heart about love. At the close of season 4, Bradford (Eric Winter) and Chen (Melissa O’Neil) cemented a possible future romance with a real kiss, and fans rejoiced.
Even the most casual viewer knows that hashtags like “Chadford” or “Bren” should be used with caution, as couple relationships in crime dramas are notoriously doomed to fail. Despite the fact that the creators of The Rookie may provide viewers with a simple and lasting love with these two, we’ll opt to be wary for the time being.
Then, naturally, the fifth season will carry on with the main character, Officer Nolan, as he advances in his law enforcement profession. Keep in mind that this is a crime procedural, therefore new and intriguing cases will also be featured prominently.
Who Will Be Cast In The Rookie Season 5
What about season 5 of The Rookie, who will be joining the cast then?
Potential Season 5 cast members of The Rookie are:
- John Nolan, played by Nathan Fillion
- Playing the role of Angela Lopez is Alyssa Diaz.
- Wade Grey, played by Richard T. Jones.
- Nyla Harper, played by Mekia Cox.
- Lucy Chen, played by Melissa O’Neil.
- With Eric Winter in the role of Tim Bradford.
- Playing the role of Bailey Nune is Jenna Dewan.
- Starring Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers.
- With Tru Valentino in the role of Aaron Thorsen
Tru Valentino, who played rookie cop Aaron Thorsen intermittently in Season 4, will return for Season 5. Fans will recall that he was cast in a role where his protagonist was accused of murdering his French roommate. He earned the respect of his training officer, Nyla Harper, but he still has a ways to go.
The Rookie Season 5 Release Date: When Will It Air?
Season 5 of The Rookie, which will run on ABC on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET this autumn, will premiere on September 25. This exciting news was first shared on the show’s Instagram in early June, little than a month after the conclusion of season 4 of the drama. The first episode of Season 3 of #TheRookie will air on ABC on September 25.
Eric Winter confirmed The Rookie cast started filming season 5 via an Instagram Reel posted on June 21. Given how he’s dressed in Tim Bradford’s undercover gear, we can only expect to see how that plays out within the first few episodes of the season.
Recap of The Rookie Season 4
Lopez was abducted by La Fiera on her wedding day and carried to her fortified compound in Guatemala. The group doesn’t know where or why Lopez was taken, but they do find her dress hidden behind the SUVs they thought were used to abduct her.
It turns out that the dress is actually a trap, with a tripwire leading to a bomb underneath it. Because Nolan can see the tripwire only when he’s at a certain angle, Chen feels guilty that she failed to avoid the trap.
After learning that La Fiera abducted her for the sake of her child, Lopez decides she has no alternative but to cooperate.
While Manning tries to use his relationship with the Senator to his advantage and get the DEA to help find Lopez, the team has a hard time making progress in the case. The DEA is unwilling to assist Manning because doing so would be politically risky.
After being rejected, Manning resorts to Elijah for aid. Manning offers to turn become a shady attorney for Elijah’s benefit in exchange for information on Lopez’s whereabouts. The team is also working quickly to analyze the DNA from the skin under Jackson’s nails in the hopes of identifying his killer.
As a lighter note, after sticking together following Jackson’s death, Chen and Bradford enjoy a soothing hug, and Nolan becomes a P2 in the midst of the mayhem.
Where To Watch The Rookie Season 5
The Rookie is a production of ABC and is carried on the network in real-time. For individuals who no longer wish to subscribe to a cable or satellite TV package, ABC can be viewed on live TV streaming platforms like Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, and YouTube TV.
Hulu is in luck: fresh episodes are made available on the service the day after they air live. A Hulu subscription, which can be obtained with a few mouse clicks, is required in order to watch episodes on the platform.
Season 5 has yet to air in the UK, although we expect it to follow seasons 1-4 on Sky TV.