The Rookie: Feds Season 2 is not coming to ABC in 2023

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 is not coming to ABC in 2023
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It looks like the spin-off series of The Rookie will take some time to make its comeback! Continue reading to learn more about
The Rookie: Feds Season 2. 

There is no doubt that as we approach the fall of 2023, fans are now wondering what the current status of the beloved procedural drama series has been since the series has sadly not been renewed for a second season despite the first season airing its finale episode earlier this year, which has caused fans to speculate what’s in store for the rookie’s in the FBI Academy! The fandom is wondering whether the chances of the series renewal are still on the table or not.   

To say the least, viewers are curious to know if the fate of the show is in danger or not because they want to see the story of these beloved characters continue for another season. So, if you are wondering what new developments have been happening so far behind the scenes, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know all your answers about the much-anticipated second season.  

Here is everything we know so far about ABC’s The Rookie: Feds Season 2. 

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 is not coming to ABC in 2023

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 Renewal Status: Is it happening or not?

There is no doubt that demand for another season has risen after the premiere of the final episode of the first season, especially after how the season ended on a potential cliffhanger! The amazing reception that the series has received over the past few months has been a cherry on top, as it has an 86% approval rating with an average rating of 7.7/10 based on 7 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Such overall feedback from viewers and critics around the world leads one to question why the series hasn’t received a renewal yet! 

If you are wondering the same, then we can assure you that you are not alone in raising this query, as it has been months since the series completed the episode rollout for the first season. But when it came to the renewal, the creators were met with a bundle of hurdles, one of them being the ongoing dual strike, which includes the 2023 WGA strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, that has caused major television networks to be on a standstill and postpone the approval for various shows for additional seasons, which sadly includes The Rookie: Feds Season 2! 

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 is not coming to ABC in 2023

New reports confirm that The Rookie: Feds is still on the bubble, as ABC has yet to confirm whether or not the series will return for a second season.

Hence, there is no chance the series will premiere in 2023. On the other hand, we know that ABC has not confirmed the show’s cancellation, but the chances of a second season happening appear to be decreasing with each passing month. As ABC continues to debate the renewal of the Niecy Nash-led spinoff, TVLine has learned that the network and its sister studio still retain a contractual hold on the primary cast for a potential Season 2.

The procedural series is one of two ABC shows that remain in limbo. The other one is none other than “Home Economics,” which earned a vote of confidence late last month when the cast’s contract options were extended. Moreover, Discussing the series’ uncertain fate, Nash mentioned to TVLine, “I haven’t heard anything, I’m the same as you. I’m a lady in waiting… I love my job at Rookie: Feds. I love the people that I work with, so being able to do another season of it would be like heaven to me.”

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 is not coming to ABC in 2023

So, right now, it is said that anything can happen in the near future as there is a big chance the series might get scrapped, and we might never get a chance to see The Rookie: Feds Season 2, which will be quite unfortunate as the series has been a chart-topper for ABC! It ranked eighth in total audience out of ABC’s 10 dramas and tied for No. 6 in the demo. In conclusion, we urge readers to keep a closer eye on social media to get updates if the announcement is confirmed once the strikes reach an agreement. 

Until then, viewers may still enjoy the previous season and make predictions about what new storylines might be explored in a potential second season, should it, by some divine intervention, get renewed sooner than what everyone has been anticipating! 

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 Release Date: When will the series premiere on ABC?

If the series is greenlit within the next few weeks, then there is a high chance that the second season might begin production sometime later this year only if the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes reach an agreement, which might take some time to happen, as in a recent meeting on Friday with the Writers Guild and the AMPTP, the guild told its members that talks would resume sometime this week for the negotiation to continue, which, to be very honest with you, is sadly expected to last for a while if things move at such a slow speed!

On the other hand, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA are also holding a massive rally outside Disney Studios tomorrow morning in Burbank. Their “National Day of Solidarity” rally gets underway at 10 a.m. The chief strike issues include pay raises, viewership-based streaming residuals, the “preservation of the writers’ room” through minimum staffing and guaranteed days of employment, and guardrails against the use of artificial intelligence to write scripts.

As a result, the show might be released sometime around next year, with the likely release window being around the first quarter of 2024 (January to March) or even later, depending on the renewal. Lastly, if you want to receive information on the potential renewal of The Rookie: Feds Season 2, then viewers may enable notifications to get all new updates. Until then, fans of the show can continue to enjoy the episodes from the first season and speculate about what more plotlines might be explored in the new season if, by some miracle, it gets an early renewal. *Finger’s Crossed*

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 is not coming to ABC in 2023

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 Plot: What to expect?

From the executive producers of the flagship series “The Rookie” comes “The Rookie: Feds,” starring Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. The spinoff was introduced as a two-part event during the current fourth season of “The Rookie,” where Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of Simone Clark when one of her former students is a suspect in a terror attack. 

If the show is renewed for a second season, then the plot will definitely pick up right from the finale episode of the first season, “Red One,” in which the viewers get to see that after an internal investigation unit agent is drugged and buried alive in a desert outside of Vegas, the Feds director enlists Garza’s unit to discreetly investigate; Simone’s plans for her 49th birthday bash are sidelined. The series follows Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy.

Take a look at the official promo for the first season’s final episode below:

The Rookie: Feds 1x22 Promo "Red One" (HD) Season Finale Niecy Nash spinoff

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?

If renewed, the main cast members who are expected to return are as follows: Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, Frankie Faison as Christopher “Cutty” Clark, James Lesure as Carter Hope, Britt Robertson as Laura Stensen, Felix Solis as Matthew “Matt” Garza, Kevin Zegers as Brendon Acres (birth name Brendon Butkus). The recurring cast members include Michelle Nuñez as Elena Flores, Devika Bhise as Antoinette Benneteau, Courtney Ford as Tracy Chiles, and Jessica Betts as DJ. 

On the other hand, we would also like to highlight that these cast members are still subject to change, as it is still uncertain who will join or leave the show for the upcoming season due to cost-cutting caused by the impact of the ongoing double strikes, which have happened for the first time in 63 years, causing the production houses to come in a complete halt in Hollywood. Hence, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next and in what direction the creators will take moving forward!

The Rookie: Feds is an American police procedural crime drama television series and spin-off of The Rookie. Created by Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter for ABC. Mark Gordon, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross, and Corey Miller are executive producers. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio and international distributor of The Rookie: Feds,” a co-production with ABC Signature.

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 is not coming to ABC in 2023

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 Episodes: How many will be there, and where to stream?

If renewed, the next season is expected to consist of at least 22 episodes with an average runtime of 42–45 minutes, just to be consistent with the previous seasons. Of course, this is subject to change if the network wants to make a smaller or bigger season, which will be confirmed later. We would also like to stress the fact that the ongoing 2023 WGA strike, along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, might drastically cause a drop in the official episode count, which can be changed to 15 to 18 episodes rather than the standard episode count for many original ABC shows. 

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what decision the show creators will take for the second season if it is renewed! 

In the meantime, you can stream The Rookie: Feds on ABC’s website or the ABC app on mobile devices if you don’t have access to broadcasting services. Moreover, you can choose to take a different path and have access to YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, or FuboTV as streaming services. There are various ways to watch the episode if you were unable to watch it as it was broadcast. The episodes are now also available the next day on Hulu thanks to a partnership with ABC as it is available for a monthly subscription to Hulu, which costs $6.99.

The Rookie: Feds Season 2 Official Trailer: Has it been released?

There is still a lot of time left for the official trailer to be released, as the series has not been renewed yet. Due to this, no new teaser has been published this early on! 

For the time being, we request that the readers check out the 2:23-minute official trailer of the first season, which was released by the network back on September 15, 2022, and showcases “The Rookie: Feds, starring Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI. Clark is a force of nature, the living embodiment of a dream deferred – and she will work together with her new colleagues at the bureau to bring down the country’s toughest criminals.”

The Rookie: Feds Season 1 Trailer

While you wait for The Rookie: Feds Season 2 to get renewed, share your overall opinions on the series in the comments.