As we approached closer to the new year, the anticipation among fans reached new heights, as they had been speculating for a while about whether their favorite shows would be a part of the 2024 schedule or not. If you are wondering the same, then we are certain that many queries on the web relating to the show’s official comeback have once again seen a resurgence by the fans, especially since the fifth season ended on a major cliffhanger and left the fans questioning: “Whether The Rookie Season 6 is returning in 2024 or not?”
There is no doubt in our minds that the fans want to see another chapter with the oldest rookie in the LAPD, who uses his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. As a result, it makes sense why the fans are eagerly awaiting details about the official release date. For your consideration, we at Web News Observer have compiled a list of all the latest details confirmed by the network right here.
Continue reading to find out more about The Rookie Season 6.
The Rookie Season 6 Release Date: When will it premiere?
After being renewed earlier this year, the network has officially confirmed that the highly anticipated sixth season of the American police procedural crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley is all set to release next year on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, as a part of the midseason premiere at the time slot of 9 p.m. on ABC and later available to stream exclusively on Hulu.
The season premiere will begin with Will Trent Season 2 at 8 p.m. and conclude with The Good Doctor Season 7 at 10 p.m. The official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle of the show has also confirmed the release date with their followers, captioning, “We’ve been on the edge of our seats, and answers are coming! An all-new season of #TheRookie premieres Tuesday, February 20 on ABC and Stream on Hulu!”
Take a look at the post below:
— The Rookie (@therookie) November 16, 2023
The Rookie Season 6 Plot: What to expect?
Despite the release date confirmation, nothing much has been revealed about the plotlines in order to avoid early spoilers. But we are certain that the season will continue the basic premise, which follows:
“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.”
We would also like to emphasize that the season will also pick up the plot by the end of season 5, where we get to see Aaron Thorsen lie in a hospital in critical condition after being attacked by a gang led by a man with a vendetta against the police. In the end, an unnamed man gloats over using the gang as a diversion for his nefarious plot, which remains undisclosed.
The Rookie Season 6 Cast: Who will reprise their roles?
Though not much has been confirmed, we speculate that the main cast members from the fifth season are still expected to return, which includes the following: 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, Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen, and Lisseth Chavez as Celina Juarez.
There is a big chance that some characters might not return; we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next and in what direction the creators will take moving forward! In addition to this, the beloved series was created by Alexi Hawley for ABC, and the series is produced by ABC Signature and Entertainment One (eOne), which is the lead studio and international distributor of The Rookie, a co-production with ABC Signature. Moreover, ABC Signature is a part of Disney Television Studios.
— Alexi Hawley (@AlexiHawley) November 9, 2023
The Rookie Season 6 Episodes: Where to stream?
The next season was initially expected to consist of at least 22 episodes with an average runtime of 42–45 minutes, just to be consistent with the previous seasons. But now, this is subject to change as the network might drastically cause a drop in the official episode count, to about 13 episodes rather than the standard episode count in order to avoid delays in the production of the season caused by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which are now resolved.
For now, we’ll just have to wait and see what route the show creators will take for the sixth season!
All seasons are available to stream on ABC and Hulu based on the viewer’s location. Moreover, you can also watch The Rookie on Disney Plus, Hotstar (for Indian audiences), or FuboTV. You can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, Lifetime, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, with a range of membership options based on viewers’ locations and preferences. Lastly, The Rookie has been licensed in more than 180 countries and territories.
The Rookie Season 6 Frequently Asked Questions
When was the sixth season renewed?
On April 17, 2023, ABC renewed the series for a sixth season, which, as of this writing, is not confirmed to be the last season of the series despite ongoing rumors.
Is the spin-off series canceled?
Yes, The Rookie: Feds, which was a spin-off of The Rookie, created by Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter for ABC, was canceled after one season.
Is there any official promo for The Rookie Season 6 available?
We would like to highlight that the network hasn’t released any new promotional stuff as filming hasn’t begun yet, leaving a lot of time for marketing to begin. Until then, fans can check out the fifth season trailer to recap all the events that have transpired so far in the series:
“Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.
If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives, including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.”
Check out the official trailer below: