Hold on tight, because it’s time to discuss the renewal of Season 5 of our favourite show, ‘The Rookie.’ But first, let’s go over the premise of this cop procedural crime show. Starting over is difficult, especially for small-town lad John Nolan, who is pursuing his dream of becoming an LAPD officer following a life-altering tragedy.
Certain higher-ups consider him as little more than a wandering personal crisis because he is the department’s oldest rookie. If he can’t keep up with the younger officers and criminals, he’ll be putting lives in danger, including his own.
But if he can use his life experience, determination, and sense of humour to his advantage, he might just be able to succeed in this new chapter of his life. Since its inception, the show has grown in popularity. That’s why we’re here to talk about the status of Season 5’s renewal.
What Is the Story of The Rookie Season 5?
Season 5 will pick up in the middle of the plot. Officer Chen and Sergeant Bradford were assigned to a prolonged undercover operation at the end of Season 4. To complicate matters further, they were going undercover as lovers, and preparing for the mission resulted in a kiss.
While fans interpreted this as the start of Chenford, showrunner Alexi Hawley told San Diego Comic-Con attendees (via Deadline), “Obviously, we left quite a cliffhanger last season with the kiss which we’ve been building up to.” There will undoubtedly be consequences and fallout from this.” Viewers will have to wait and watch if the couple becomes a relationship for real.
Season 5 will also feel like a “real transitional” season with “a lot of movement,” according to Hawley. Officer Nolan’s new position as a training officer is most likely the reason for this. During Season 4, he finished his job training, which meant he was no longer a “rookie.” Nolan will be receiving his own rookie to mentor in the future. The transition from student to teacher will be an interesting change for the series.
Who is in the Season 5 cast of The Rookie?
Despite some early cast turnover, The Rookie has always had a stellar cast with excellent chemistry. Fortunately, it appears that the series will not lose any characters in Season 5. Nathan Fillion will reprise his role as John Nolan, and his co-stars Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Mekia Cox, Melissa O’Neil, Eric Winter, Jenna Dewan, and Shawn Ashmore will all return.
Valentino has also been elevated to series regular for the season from recurring. The arrival of Nolan’s rookie will be the second change to the cast. No one has been cast in that capacity, but Fillion hinted at it during the SDCC.
When questioned about the new character, he answered, “She…” before stopped himself with “Sorry, spoiler,” according to ScreenRant. So fans know that Nolan’s rookie will be a female officer, but that’s all they know for now.
When Will the Fifth Season of the Rookie Start?
Get ready, because the fifth season of The Rookie will start on Sunday, September 25, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
Early in June, less than a month after the drama’s fourth season ended, the news was shared on the show’s Instagram. “When you hear that the new season of #TheRookie starts on Sept. 25 on ABC, who can’t wait to watch?! read what it says.
Where is the Show Rookie Filmed?
The pilot’s production began on March 7, 2018, with filming occurring in Los Angeles, Oxnard, Burbank, and New York City. Los Angeles police got a report of a probable gunshot on April 15, 2021, while filming between Hartford Avenue and West Fifth Street.
Development of Rookie
ABC confirmed on October 26, 2017 a straight-to-series order for The Rookie, starring Nathan Fillion from Castle and written by Castle executive producer and co-showrunner Alexi Hawley. Fillion and Hawley, together with Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Michelle Chapman, and Jon Steinberg, serve as executive producers.
ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company produce the series, which debuted on October 16, 2018. On November 5, 2018, a complete season of 20 episodes was ordered for The Rookie. ABC renewed the sitcom for a second season on May 10, 2019, which premiered on September 29, 2019. The series received a full season order of 20 episodes for its second season on October 28, 2019.
ABC renewed the sitcom for a third season on May 21, 2020, which premiered on January 3, 2021. ABC renewed the sitcom for a fourth season on May 14, 2021, which premiered on September 26, 2021. ABC renewed the series for a fifth season on March 30, 2022, with a start date of September 25, 2022.
ABC approved a pilot for a proposed FBI spin-off of the series starring Niecy Nash on February 8, 2022. During the fourth season, it was introduced in a backdoor pilot consisting of two episodes. Kat Foster and Felix Solis joined the cast of the spin-off on March 9, 2022.
During the same month, Frankie Faison was added to the cast. On May 13, 2022, ABC issued a series order for The Rookie: Feds. Then it was announced that the series had undergone creative changes that eliminated Casey Fox’s character, Special Agent Foster. Britt Robertson, Kevin Zegers, and James Lesure became series regulars in June 2022. The launch of the series is scheduled for September 27, 2022.
Critical Response of Rookie
Based on 22 reviews, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes recorded a 68% approval rating and an average rating of 6.33/10 for the first season. The website’s consensus reads, “Nathan Fillion’s consistently likeable presence makes The Rookie worth watching, even though the show itself is forgettable.”
Using a weighted average, Metacritic assigned a score of 64 out of 100 based on the opinions of 12 reviewers, indicating “generally good reviews.”