‘The Rookie’ Teaser Trailer Unveils New Nathan Fillion Series

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Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) is leading another show with The Rookie, which received a straight-to-series order in October last year.

Inspired by a true story, the ABC series follows a 40-year-old man (Fillion) who decides its never to late to pursue his dream, leaving behind his small town life and entering the L.A. Police Department as the oldest rookie on the team.

The show comes from Alexi Hawley, who was an executive producer and co-showrunner on the Fillion-starring Castle. Fillion is also on board as executive producer alongside Hawley, Mark Gordon, Michelle Chapman and Jonathan E. Steinberg. TV director Liz Friedlander, whose credits include One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Jessica Jones and The Gifted, has directed and executive produced the show’s pilot.

The Rookie‘s cast includes Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Mercedes Mason, Melissa O’Neil, Afton Williamson and Eric Winter. The show will premiere on ABC soon.

Official synopsis for The Rookie:

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.

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