When will the new episodes of The Rookie Season 5 premiere on the network? Continue reading to find out.
Ever since the premiere of the ninth episode, “Take Back,” a few weeks ago on Sunday, December 4, 2022, the viewers have been anticipating if the season will resume its run with the remaining episodes in 2023 or not. If you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot, we have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes. So, if you’re looking for information about the release date and plot, then look no further!
Here is everything we know so far about when The Rookie Season 5 will be back on ABC.
The Rookie Season 5: When will the new episodes premiere?
Unfortunately, the new series will not return on the network until 2022, so fans will have to wait a little longer, which is for a few days. The 10th episode, “The List,” is now scheduled to release on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at the same time slot of 8/7c on ABC and later on Hulu. The episode is directed by Robert Bella and written by Vincent Angell.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “Detective Nyla Harper and James find themselves in the middle of a bank robbery which leads the entire team on a citywide manhunt; Tim and Lucy go on their first date.” The runtime of each episode is approximately 42 to 45 minutes. In the meantime, we urge viewers to catch up with the prior episodes of the fifth season to get an idea of how the story will unfold. Take a look at the official promo below.
Additionally, the network has also released the episode title and synopsis of the next two episodes, which are as follows: Episode 11, “The Naked and the Dead,” will be released on January 10, 2023, and follows the search for a missing boy, which leads the team into the middle of a dangerous drug war between two rival gangs. and Episode 12, “Death Notice,” will be released on January 17, 2023, at the same time slot, and follows a life-altering incident that inspires a small-town guy to pursue his dream of becoming an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Rookie Season 5 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series who are expected to reprise their roles in the episode are as follows: Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, and Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen.
The guest cast members of the series for the episode are Annie Wersching as Rosalind Dyer, Lisseth Chavez as Celina Juarez, Niecy Nash as Simone Clark, James Lesure as Carter Hope, Britt Robertson as Laura Stensen, Felix Solis as Matthew Garza, and Kevin Zegers as Brendon Acres.
The series is produced by ABC Studios and Entertainment One. The Rookie hails from creator and executive producer Alexi Hawley with Winter, Fillion, Mark Gordon, Michelle Chapman, and Bill Norcross. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio and international distributor of The Rookie, a co-production with ABC Signature. ABC Signature is a part of Disney Television Studios.
ABC's new Tuesday night lineup = goals. Starting Tuesday, Jan 3, don't miss the return of #TheRookie and #TheRookieFeds followed by the series premiere of #WillTrent! Stream on Hulu. @willtrentabc pic.twitter.com/0KZZSQYm5r
— The Rookie (@therookie) December 14, 2022
The Rookie Season 5: A quick recap of the season so far
The network has not yet disclosed the precise plotlines of the season, but the existing episode descriptions alone are enough to construct the entire picture of the season, which will help you comprehend the topic much better. So far, here’s all we know about The Rookie’s Season 5 episodes.
Episode 1: Double Down – September 25, 2022: The episode is directed by Tori Garrett and written by Alexi Hawley. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Officer John Nolan is once again face-to-face with serial killer Rosalind Dyer, and she wants him to know she’s not done with him yet. Meanwhile, officers Bradford and Chen work undercover with Detective Lopez and the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest leaders of a major criminal enterprise.
Episode 2: Labor Day – October 2, 2022: The episode is directed by Rob Seidenglanz and written by Elizabeth Davis Beall. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Officer John Nolan is moving closer to his new role as a training officer. In preparation, he is tasked with overseeing Officer Aaron Thorsen and must uncover the truth about another officer’s suicide. Meanwhile, Lucy’s successful undercover assignment earns her an invitation for specialized training in Sacramento, and she must decide if this is the path she wants to take.
Episode 3: Dye Hard – October 9, 2022: The episode is directed by Bethany Rooney and written by Natalie Callaghan. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Officer John Nolan is assigned his first rookie, Officer Celina Juarez, whose unconventional approach to police work poses a unique challenge for him.
Episode 4: The Choice – October 16, 2022: The episode is directed by Bill Roe and written by Fredrick Kotto. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Rosalind returns with a vengeance, and Bailey’s life is left hanging in the balance; Nolan is forced to make a deadly decision after a harrowing ultimatum.
Episode 5: The Fugitive – October 23, 2022: The episode is directed by Cherie Nowlan and written by Diana Mendez Boucher. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Nolan and Juarez are on the hunt for a fugitive after a car incident goes awry; a past injury comes to haunt Tim and Lucy comes through during his time in need in more ways than one.
Episode 6: The Reckoning – October 30, 2022: The episode is directed by Lanre Olabisi and written by Leland Jay Anderson. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Nolan and Celina investigate a cash deposit linked to an old DEA case; Wesley grows increasingly concerned about his deposition and is shocked when he realizes Elijah’s attorney is a familiar face from his past.
Episode 7: Crossfire – November 6, 2022: The episode is directed by Jon Huertas and written by Glen Mazzara. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Officer John Nolan and Celina witness a shooting and realize the victim was already dead; Bailey has been feeling off-center since the proposal, leaving Nolan to wonder what he can do to make her feel better.
Episode 8: The Collar – December 4, 2022: The episode is directed by Robert Bella and written by Paula Puryear. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Officers John Nolan and Celina Juarez are in a race against time to stop the source of an explosive rampage.
Episode 9: Take Back – December 4, 2022: The episode is directed by David McWhirter and written by Alexi Hawley. In the episode, the viewers get to see that Officer John Nolan and the team investigate the unexpected death of a suspect in police custody; Sgt. Grey and his wife, Luna, go to New York to visit their daughter, Dominique, only to realize she never made it home from the night before.
— The Rookie (@therookie) December 3, 2022
The Rookie Season 5: Where can you stream the new episodes?
The Rookie is currently available to watch on fuboTV, Lifetime, and Hulu Plus. The viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users and location. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on ABC’s official website, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel at the 8/7c time slot.
Additionally, check out the latest trailer and according to the official synopsis of the series, the viewers get glimpses of the plot that 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.” Take a look at the official trailer for The Rookie Season 5 below:
Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for The Rookie Season 5 to premiere on ABC next year.