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Has The Rookie Been Renewed For Season 3?

Updated May 10, 2020
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Created by Alexi Hawley, ‘The Rookie’ is a police procedural comedy-drama. It follows the story of a man named John Nolan, who pursues his life-long dream of becoming a police officer. However, in his 40s, he is the oldest rookie in his unit and has to deal with the doubts of his colleagues and the insecurity within himself about his capabilities.

The series has received good reviews from critics, the praise primarily directed towards Nathan Fillion’s charismatic persona. It has also found a dedicated fanbase. After the cliffhanger of the second season, the fans want to know when they will get to see the next part of the story. When will ‘The Rookie’ come back for a season 3? Here’s the answer.

The Rookie Season 3 Release Date

‘The Rookie’ Season 2 premiered on September 29, 2019, on ABC, and concluded on May 10, 2020. It consisted of 20 episodes with the runtime of 40-45 minutes each.

Considering the great ratings of the show, there was always a good chance that the network would greenlight the series for another season. As expected, we have learned that ABC has indeed greenlit ‘The Rookie’ for its third outing. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timeline for the production to start is not fixed. In the light of all these things, we expect ‘The Rookie’ Season 3 to release in 2021.

The Rookie Season 3 Cast: Who Can be in it?

‘The Rookie’ stars Nathan Fillion in the lead role as John Nolan. Alyssa Diaz plays the role of Angela Lopez. Additional cast includes Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey, Titus Makin Jr. as Jackson West, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford. In the second season, Mekia Cox joined the regular cast as Nyla Harper. All of them are expected to return for the third season. Recurring cast members like Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Zayne Emory as Henry Nolan, and Michael Beach as Percy West are expected to come back for the next run of the series.

The Rookie Season 3 Plot: What Can it be About?

‘The Rookie’ follows the story of John Nolan, who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. Over the course of the story, he learns to let go of his insecurity, learns the ropes of the job, and uses his personal experience to solve various cases. At the end of the second season, he discovers that Detective Nick Armstrong, his friend, and mentor, is the dirty cop that they had been looking for. Because he needs more proof to corroborate this story, he finds help in a very unexpected place.

In the final episode, he speaks with Rosalind Dyer, a convicted serial killer who was caught by Armstrong. She tells him things about his friend that changes everything he thought he knew. In the next season, we will find him processing this new information, see how it changes his relationship with Armstrong, and how it affects the workplace, once everyone comes to know about it.

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