THE ROOKIE: Richard T. Jones on Season 1 of the ABC cop series – Exclusive Interview

Richard T. Jones as Sgt. Wade Grey iN THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

In ABC’s Tuesday night drama THE ROOKIE, Nathan Fillion plays the title character, John Nolan. Nolan joins the LAPD in his forties, which is highly unusual. Richard T. Jones plays Sergeant Wade Grey, who is vehemently opposed to Nolan joining the force, fearing that an older newcomer will be a distraction at best, a lethal danger at worst. In his own career, actor Jones is no rookie when it comes to playing law enforcement. He recently portrayed police detectives in WISDOM OF THE CROWD and AMERICAN HORROR STORY, an officer as a series regular on BROOKLYN SOUTH and a recurring […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: Nathan Fillion gives the scoop on his new drama series – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2018 ABC/Ed Herrera

After eight years as the title character on ABC’s CASTLE, Nathan Fillion is back on that network in another eponymous role as THE ROOKIE. Fillion, also an executive producer, plays John Nolan in the Tuesday-night freshman series. THE ROOKIE is created by Alexi Hawley, who previously was an executive producer and show runner on CASTLE. Based on a real person who did this (but wishes to remain anonymous as he is still on the force), John Nolan is in his forties, struggling with an unfulfilling career and a failed marriage in Pennsylvania, when he is caught up as a hostage […]Read On »

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THE ROOKIE: Creator Alexi Hawley on his new Nathan Fillion series – Exclusive Interview

Nathan Fillion is John Nolan in THE ROOKIE - Season 1 | ©2019 ABC/Ed Herrera

ABC’s first-season Tuesday-night drama THE ROOKIE is based on a real person. Like Nathan Fillion’s character, John Nolan, a man in his forties who’d already had a career came from a small town in the Eastern U.S. to join the Los Angeles Police Department. Who is the real person? “I can’t tell you that,” says THE ROOKIE creator/executive producer Alexi Hawley. “He’s on the job, and he has only been on the job for a few years, and he is very focused on being a successful police officer.” Giving the officer’s real name, Hawley explains, could jeopardize the man’s job, […]Read On »

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