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The Rookie: get your first look at season one

Starts 21st March at 9pm on Sky Witness.

The Rookie - season 1
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Great news for Nathan Fillion (Castle, Firefly) fans in the UK, as his new TV show, The Rookie, begins tomorrow night (21st March) on Sky Witness.

The Rookie follows 40-year old John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), who after a life-changing incident decides to pursue his dream of becoming a LAPD officer. Seen by many in the department as a walking mid-life crisis, and as a dangerous liability by others, he is out to prove that it’s never too late to live the life you want to live.

Watch The Rookie season 1 trailer below:

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The Rookie also stars Melissa O’Neil (Dark Matter), Richard T. Jones (Santa Clarita Diet), Afton Williamson (Shades of Blue), Mercedes Mason (Fear The Walking Dead), Alyssa Diaz (Ray Donovan), Eric Winter (Rosewood) and Titus Makin Jr. (The Path).

Meet the main cast of The Rookie in our gallery:

Speaking to Sky about Nolan’s decision to become a cop, Fillion said:

He does go through some life changes but that’s not unusual for anyone in his life bracket. Divorce is often the norm nowadays, and anyone who’s been a parent knows that children grow up and your role changes from “mother” or “father” to “parental advisory board.” I don’t think it’s that he just wanted to be a cop. He, at that point, just wants to matter. Now that he no longer needs to clothe and shelter a family his job became superfluous – it’s not the job he was dreaming of. His experience in the bank robbery showed him that he absolutely needed the police to be there – if they weren’t he’d have died. He’s inspired to be relevant in that way.

View some first-look photos from The Rookie in our gallery:

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The Rookie begins on Thursday 21st March at 9pm on Sky Witness & NOW TV. Sign-up for a free trial of NOW TV now.


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