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The Rookie Season 2: Premiere Date and Cast

Updated December 11, 2019
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‘The Rookie’ is an American dark comedy series that airs on ABC. Created by Alexi Hawley, it first premiered on October 16, 2018.

Being a cop is something each and every one of us wishes at some point in our lives. The respect the job brings are second to none. Moreover, you get to protect and serve the people. It is a hero’s job. It is never too late to step up and try to realize your dreams. At least, it holds true for John Nolan, a 40-year-old man, who ends up becoming the oldest rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department. The show has garnered a strong fan base, especially people who love Nathan Fillion in the role of John Nolan. Critics too have praised how the show has kept to the tried and tested formula of a procedural while managing to be refreshingly humorous.

The Rookie Season 2 Episode 11 Release Date

‘The Rookie’ Season 2 premiered on September 28, 2019. After airing for 10 episodes, the show went on a mid-season break — as it always does — on December 11, 2019. The good news is that fans won’t have to wait for long for the show to come back on the tv screens. ‘The Rookie’ Season 2 episode 11 will release on February 23, 2020. You can watch it on ABC.

The show got off to a great start in terms of its ratings and has continued to do well. Which means, the network is unlikely to pull the plug on the show anytime soon.

The Rookie Cast: Who is in it?

The cast of ‘The Rookie’ is led by Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. Other main cast members include Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop, who is the newly promoted training officer whose first assignment is Nolan. Eric Winter plays Tim Bradford. Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen plays another rookie who has a secret relationship with Nolan. Richard T. Jones plays Wade-Grey, a sergeant who dislikes Nolan. Titus Makin appears as Jackson West. Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez and Mercedes Mason as Zoe Andersen play the supporting roles.

All the main and supporting cast members returned for season 2.

The Rookie Plot: What is it about?

‘The Rookie’ tells the story of John Nolan, a forty-year-old man, who leaves his simple and peaceful life in a small town life to fulfill his ambition of being a police officer for LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department). Soon, he realizes that there are several dangers connected to the job. Now that he has made a complete change in his career, he must make each moment count.

Nathan Fillion revealed his experience of working on ‘The Rookie’ which he calls a recipe for success. “I’m certainly more invested; it’s like getting on a train that’s already moving versus building an automotive. You’re trying to put together the right pieces, that will spell longevity. You see these wonderful actors in the room, and then I get to be one of the people to call them up and say welcome. It’s a great phone call to make,” said Nathan in an interview. “This is the first time that I ever signed on to a project before there was a script. I had all the elements of a recipe for success. I’ve worked with Alexi Hawley before, and I really enjoyed that. Mark Gordon’s resume speaks for himself and sitting down with the man and starting to get an understanding of who he is and the type of work environment he promotes is something I can get behind,” he added.

It should be easy for Fillion to ride with the boys in blue again, having had a long career appearing as murder mystery author turned police consultant Richard Castle. ‘Castle’ was the ABC show where he worked with Hawley before, and fans of Fillion will be glad to see that this time he finally gets to wear the uniform, instead of getting a custom bulletproof vest with ‘Writer’ emblazoned across it, as he did in ‘Castle’.

‘The Rookie’ quickly establishes the old formula of a rookie cop who has to move up the ranks. However, what stands out here is how quickly it recovered from a weak pilot episode. Being bored of life, Nolan is caught up in a bank robbery and realizes he has nothing to live for. The moment of realization leads to a highly unreal monologue, mid-robbery. However, the series quickly turns it around and makes it the focus of his midlife crisis. It becomes a talking point in all the relationships that Nolan makes in the show, with other characters.

The series has enough chase scenes as well as scenes of everyday police work to keep the viewers satisfied, and despite having an ensemble cast, there is no denying that it panders to Fillion’s fan base. .

The Rookie Trailer:

Here’s the trailer of Season 2 of ‘The Rookie’.

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