Is The Rookie Season 5 returning to ABC this fall? Continue reading to find out.
The Rookie is an ABC TV show that Alexi Hawley developed as a police procedural crime drama. The show centers on John Nolan, a 40-year-old who joins the Los Angeles Police Department as its oldest rookie. We are aware that Season 5’s biggest questions, like whether the show will be included in ABC’s autumn lineup for the 2022–2023 TV season, are being eagerly anticipated by both die-hard fans and viewers.
Due to the intense interest that fans have shown in the series premiere, if you are one of those who wants clarification on the likely release date, look no further as we have gathered all of the pertinent information on The Rookie Season 5 release date. Keep reading until the very end to uncover all of your answers.
The Rookie Season 5 Release Date
The network has officially confirmed that the series will return this year on September 25, 2022, at 10 p.m. (ET) on ABC. The fifth season will debut with brand-new episodes on the ABC network, and the episode will become available to stream the next day on Hulu.
The official Twitter handle of The Rookie also shared the update among its followers on August 24, 2022, quoting, “Every moment of #TheRookie has led to one EPIC new season. Tune in to the can’t-miss season premiere, Sept 25 on ABC and Stream on Hulu!” Take a look at the official post below:
— The Rookie (@therookie) August 23, 2022
The Rookie Season 4 opened with a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.8 million viewers and has remained fairly steady in demo throughout the season. Per ABC, The Rookie Season 4 averages 10 million total viewers after 35 days of viewing across ABC’s linear and digital platforms, growing six times over its initial Live+Same Day rating among Adults 18-49 with a lift of +500% after 35 days of multiplatform viewing. So, it is not surprising at all that the network decided to continue the story for another season.
The Rookie Season 5 Plot
According to Deadline, Fillion noted that the upcoming season of the “mothership” series would see his rookie cop “elevated to another level of his job and starting at rock bottom again” — becoming the rookie once more, even as he rises in the ranks. He also shared that Nolan will be serving as a training officer to a “brand new” female rookie who makes “all the same mistakes” his character has. “[It’s] kind of brilliant, the way we take a look at life and say, what keeps you a rookie?” he said. “What in your life are you still a rookie at?”
Hawley said that there would be a “fun storyline” ahead pertaining to the pregnancy of Nyla Harper (Mekia Cox), who will continue to enjoy a Cagney & Lacey type dynamic with Angela Lopez (Alyssa Diaz), as she returns to full-time work as a detective. Also enjoying an exciting upcoming storyline coming up, per Hawley, is attorney Wesley Evers (Shawn Ashmore), who winds up “crossing over from the defense side” into the arena of policing “in a more solid way.”
A final plot tease from The Rookie on Hawley’s part had to do with the burgeoning romance between Lucy Chen (Melissa O’Neil) and Tim Bradford (Eric Winter). “Obviously, we left quite the cliffhanger last season with the kiss which we’ve been building up to,” said The Rookie’s creator. “There will definitely be some repercussions and fallout from that.”
The Rookie Season 5 Cast and Crew
The upcoming season of The Rookie will star the same cast from the prior season, which includes Fillion as John Nolan, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Alyssa Diaz as Angela, Richard T. Jones as Sgt. Wade Grey, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune, and Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers.
Lisseth Chavez, a former Chicago P.D. officer, will don a badge once more in Season 5 of ABC’s The Rookie. On September 25, the Nathan Fillion-hosted series will resume. Chavez will make several appearances as a guest star. Chavez will take on the role of Celina, a rookie officer with a laid-back demeanor who scored highly in school and whose unusual approach to police work presents a special challenge for her mentor.
— The Rookie (@therookie) August 23, 2022
Moreover, within the LAPD, Officer Aaron Thorsen will take a more prominent role. Tru Valentino, who joined ABC’s The Rookie in the fourth season in a recurring role alongside Nathan Fillion, has been elevated to series regular for the forthcoming fifth season of the drama series. Officer Aaron Thorsen of Valentino is the station’s newest rookie. In Season 4, he showed up in 11 episodes.
The Rookie is created and executive produced by Alexi Hawley. Mark Gordon, Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross, and Terence Paul Winter are executive producers. Entertainment One is the lead studio and international distributor of The Rookie. The series is a co-production with ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.
The Rookie Season 5 Episodes
The upcoming season is expected to have at least 20 to 22 episodes with a runtime of 42–45 minutes for each episode, just like the prior season. The possibility for the network to order more episodes as production on the upcoming season continues is still very much open. We’d also like to point out that, as of August 25, 2022, the exact episode titles and synopsis for the upcoming episodes cannot be confirmed, which will be disclosed once the episode starts to premiere on a weekly basis.
Is there any trailer for The Rookie Season 5?
The network has not released any trailer or promo for The Rookie Season 5, there is still some time left to release such promos and trailers for the upcoming season. It is expected to release in the coming weeks as the premiere dates draw closer.
Where to stream The Rookie Season 5?
When the release date draws close, The Rookie Season 5 will be available to stream on ABC, Lifetime, fuboTV, and Hulu Plus. The series can also be streamed by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, based on the location of the users and membership plans the viewers choose from.
The Rookie Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the ABC network states, “John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. Nearing the end of his training, Nolan now faces his biggest challenge as a police officer when he must come to terms with the choices he has made in pursuit of the truth.”
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more The Rookie Season 5 updates.