August 18, 2022

The Rookie’s standing as a well-liked procedural collection meant it was solely a matter of time earlier than the present’s universe would develop past its mum or dad present. After ordering a possible spinoff in February 2022, ABC has lastly set the desk for its meant spinoff with a two-part occasion which can even function a backdoor pilot.

The Rookie follows John Nolan, a middle-aged, divorced man from Pennsylvania who strikes to Los Angeles and joins the Los Angeles Police Division (LAPD), turning into the oldest rookie within the division’s historical past. ABC’s meant spinoff will observe the same premise and can observe Simone Clark – the oldest trainee within the FBI Academy.

Niecy Nash, who will play Simone Clark, is predicted to steer the spinoff in the identical vein as Nathan Fillion who presently performs John Nolan on The Rookie. With this presently untitled, meant spin-off, Nash might be returning to her ‘regulation enforcement’ roots; the actress’ break into the mainstream got here along with her function as Deputy Raineesha Williams on the critically acclaimed Reno 911! It can even be her first lead function after her activate Claws which wrapped up on February 6, 2022.

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ABC has additionally launched an explosive trailer for the upcoming two-episode occasion. The newly launched trailer units up Nash’s introduction into the franchise, and introduces followers to her formidable character. Half one of many two-episode backdoor pilot, titled “Simone,” will see Officer John Nolan and the LA division of the FBI solicit the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark after a former pupil of hers is suspected of terrorism after an explosion at an area energy station. The episode might be co-written by Alexi Hawley, The Rookie’s creator and govt producer, and Terence Paul Winter, a fellow govt producer of The Rookie. The episode might be directed by Liz Friedlander.


The 2-part occasion will function Fillion, Mekia Cox, Richard T. Jones, Eric Winter, Jenna Dewan, Alyssa Diaz, Melissa O’Neil, and Shawn Ashmore, primary solid members on The Rookie. Along with these acquainted faces, the backdoor pilot can even star Frankie Faison as Christopher “Cutty” Clark, Kat Foster as Particular Agent Casey Fox, and Felix Solis as Particular Agent Matthew Garza.

The primary a part of the backdoor pilot will air on April 24, whereas the second half will debut on Could 1. Watch the trailer for the two-part occasion under:


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