“We got some new blood this morning. Officer Bishop – you get to ride with the 40-year-old rookie.”
That rookie is LAPD Officer John Nolan, played by Castle alum Nathan Fillion, in ABC’s upcoming drama series The Rookie, which had received a straight-to-series order last October. ABC released the first teaser and photo (see below) following its formal series order earlier today.
The series, inspired by a true story, focuses on Fillion’s Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD who realizes that starting over isn’t easy as he pursues his dream of being an LAPD officer following a life-altering incident.
Co-starring in the series are Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.
The series hails from former Castle executive producer/co-showrunner Alexi Hawley, Entertainment One and ABC Studios. Hawley, Fillion and Gordon executive produce with Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg. Liz Friedlander directed and executive produced the pilot episode.
Check out the teaser above.