Inspired by a true story, “The Rookie” follows John Nolan (Fillion), 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.
Alexi Hawley will write and executive produce. Fillion will also executive produce with The Mark Gordon Company’s Mark Gordon and Nicholas Pepper, along with Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg. The Mark Gordon Company will produce in association with ABC Studios.
Fillion previously starred in the ABC procedural “Castle” for its eight season run on the network, on which Hawley was a writer, executive producer, and showrunner. Fillion is also well known for his role on the cult classic sci-fi series “Firefly” and the film continuation “Serenity.” He has also appeared on shows like “Santa Clarita Diet,” “Modern Family,” and “Desperate Housewives.” Hawley also created the series “State of Affairs” and worked on shows like “The Following” and CBS’ “Training Day” series.
Fillion and Hawley are repped by CAA. Fillion is also repped by Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer, while Hawley is also repped by The Shuman Company and attorney Adam Kaller.
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