The Rookie Season 5: Is it renewed or canceled?

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Find out all the latest updates on The Rookie Season 5.

The Rookie is a police procedural crime drama television series created for ABC by Alexi Hawley and revolves around John Nolan, a man in his 40s, who becomes the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. Now, he has to navigate through the dangerous, unpredictable nature of the police job, but he is determined to make it in his new career despite the challenges.

The story is based on real-life Los Angeles Police Department officer William Norcross, who moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and joined the department in his mid-40s.

The first season of the series premiered on October 16, 2018. The first season ran until April 16, 2019, and the second season ran from September 29, 2019, to May 10, 2020, followed by another season that ran from January 3 to May 16, 2021. The fourth season premiered on September 26, 2021, and fans have been waiting for any news related to the renewal status of the show for a fifth season and rightly so, since the show has gathered a good amount of fans in a short time.

Here’s everything you need to know about The Rookie Season 5.

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Will there be Season 5 of The Rookie?

The series was renewed for a fifth season in March 2022. Celebrating the series renewal on March 31, Fillion posted the message ‘Congratulations on season 5!’ on Instagram, alongside the caption: “I couldn’t be more proud of what we have accomplished with this show. Congratulations to our cast, crew, writers, producers, casting directors, directors, and everyone who has lent their talents to #therookieabc over the years.

The actor also said, “This job brings me real joy, I look forward to many more episodes with you all. I’d also like to thank the fans who keep coming back. You keep watching ’em, we’ll keep making ’em. #therookieabc #season5 #holycrap And thanks to ABC for the early pickup! It’s such a good feeling!”

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And not only this, in February this year, it was reported The Rookie could see a new spin-off series, that will be centered on a new character played by Niecy Nash. Speaking about the spin-off that is likely to air next year if picked up, Nash said in a statement: “I’m so excited to guest star on The Rookie and bring Simone Clark to life!”

She added, “She is a spirited and spicy fish out of water. The cast is amazing and I can’t wait to play!”

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The Rookie Season 5 Release Date

Unfortunately, there’s no release date for The Rookie Season 5 as of now and it’s too early to ask for one given the fact that Season 4 is still airing. The fourth season premiered in September 2021 and considering everything we can expect the new season to arrive somewhere in late 2022 or early 2023.

Here’s the promo of Season 4 if you haven’t watched it yet.

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The Rookie Season 5 Trailer

Since there’s no release date yet, there’s no trailer for the same as of now. We can expect the trailer to release a few weeks before the premiere of The Rookie Season 5.

What will The Rookie Season 5 be about?

The previous season ended with a brilliant cliffhanger. We saw cops approaching Reynolds at the USS Iowa Museum and shooting him. Brandon decides that she wants to follow her sister but later, she rejects to meet with her father and endorsed Nolan for the role of a union representative. Lopez files a RICO suit against Stone but later finds out that Evers informed Grey about the complaint and they want to use Evers as an informant.

The next season will pick out where the last one is left and we can’t wait to see how our police officer will face the new troubles in his job as he will be promoted to the level of P2, allowing him to work as a patrol officer on his own.

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The Rookie Season 5 Cast

The main characters that are expected to return for The Rookie Season 5 including:

Nathan Fillion in the role of John Nolan

Alyssa Diaz in the role of Angela Lopez

Richard T. Jones in the role of Wade Grey

Melissa O’Neil in the role of Lucy Chen

Eric Winter in the role of Tim Bradford

Mekia Cox in the role of Nyla Harper

Shawn Ashmore in the role of Wesley Evers

Season 4 of the show premiered with a shocking twist, depicting a tragic end to officer Jackson’s life. The actor, Titus Makin Jr., has not yet publicly addressed the exit from the series but it looks like he won’t be there for the upcoming season. The Rookie showrunner Alex Hawley provided a little bit of information as to why writers chose to kill the character off in the series.

“It’s heartbreaking…but I didn’t really have a choice,”

Nathan Fillion shared a bittersweet message for fans as the actor wrapped up filming for the fourth season He shared a post on Instagram, in which his police wardrobe was hung up behind him and he captioned it with some poignant words, this post proves that he will be there in the upcoming season as John Nolan.

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How many episodes will be there in The Rookie Season 5?

As of now, there’s no official confirmation as to how many episodes will the new season feature. Moreover, it’s hard to predict the number of episodes since all four seasons of the series had a varied number of episodes, except for Season 1 and 2 which had 20 episodes each.

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How many episodes are there in The Rookie Season 4?The Rookie Season 4, reportedly, consists of 22 episodes. Episode 18, titled Backstabbers, released on April 10, 2022.

When will the next episode of The Rookie Season 4 release?

Episode 19, titled Simone, is scheduled to release on April 24, 2022, followed by Episode 20, titled Enervo, on May 1, 2022.

Where can I watch The Rookie?

You can watch the previous seasons of The Rookie on Hulu Plus or you can also purchase it on Amazon Instant Video. Season 4 is currently airing on ABC.