John Nolan, a forty-year-old man, who moves from his comfortable, small town life to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a police officer for Los Angeles Police Department. He must navigate the dangerous, humorous and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count. risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
ABC announced today that The Rookie has been picked up for a third season. The good news comes less than two weeks after the drama's sophomore finale, which ended as planned - narrowly escaping the effects of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
The series premiered in 2018 as one of the higher-profile new entries in the network's lineup. Headlined by Nathan Fillion, best known for his seven-year turn on Castle, the show has been met with generally-positive reviews and decent ratings.
In The Rookie, Fillion plays John Nolan, a middle aged man who experiences a life-changing incident that inspires him to pursue his dream of being an officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. But as the force's oldest rookie, he must deal with skepticism from senior officers and the demands of keeping up with not only the criminals, but the younger cops in the precinct.