Here’s everything you need to know about Season 4 of The Rookie, including the show’s plot details, cast and release date.
While most police procedural dramas follow special agents and high-profile cases, The Rookie sets itself apart by following beat cops and the detectives of Los Angeles. With Season 4 premiering this September, here’s what we know so far about its release date, cast, story and trailer.
What Is The Rookie Season 4’s Plot?
The Rookie’s Season 3 plot primarily revolved around current events, addressing issues like police brutality, racism and overfunding. Unfortunately, whether that was the reason or not, Season 3’s Rotten Tomato score is significantly lower than the prior two seasons. Season 1 and 2 had 93 and 96 percent, respectively, while Season 3 only managed 24 percent.
Although The Rookie did a decent job of addressing important and relevant issues, it was sometimes too blatant for its style. Hopefully, Season 4 can address the same problems while taking more of a subtle approach where the message is shown through the characters’ actions more so than their words.
From a plot standpoint, the latter half of Season 3 revolved around Detective Angela’s pursuit of La Fiera, the leader of the most prominent drug cartel in Los Angeles. They respected each other for a while, but all of that ended when Angela insulted La Fiera’s mothering skills as she was arrested in the season finale. Then, in the closing minutes of the episode, Angela was about to marry Wesley when she mysteriously went missing. La Fiera had escaped from prison and had made a move against her nemesis. Season 4 will have to pick up right there, with La Fiera on the run with Angela as her captive.
Who Is in The Rookie Season 4’s Cast?
The Rookie hasn’t announced any major casting changes for Season 4. Nathan Fillion is back as LAPD Rookie John Nolan, the show’s leading man and namesake character. Season 4 should see Nolan complete his disciplinary extra training and begin the next step in his policing career. The other two rookies that entered the program have already graduated and been given their assignments. Titus Makin Jr. plays Officer Jackson West, who is currently focusing on social justice reform in the department with an eye on SWAT in the future. The second former rookie is Melissa O’Neil’s Lucy Chen, who has been flirting with undercover work.
The same training officers are also back for Season 4. Mekia Cox plays Police Detective Nyla Harper, who is responsible for teaching Nolan and a former undercover specialist. Eric Winter is also back as Officer Tim Bradford, a former combat veteran who taught Chen before her graduation. Finally, Alyssa Diaz will once again play Detective Angela Lopez. She has recently been promoted to detective, is pregnant and is planning her wedding.
Rounding out the cast are Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers and Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey. Wesley is engaged to Detective Lopez throughout Season 3 and has acted as Nolan’s lawyer in the past. Sergeant Grey is in charge of their respective department in the LAPD.
Does The Rookie Season 4 Have a Trailer?
The Rookie Season 4 does not have a trailer at this time. This article will be updated when one is released.
What Is The Rookie Season 4’s Release Date?
ABC has followed suit with The CW and CBS and announced its Fall lineup and time slots. Season 4 of The Rookie will premiere on September 26 at 10 p.m. ET, with the show retaining its Sunday night timeslot. The late time seems to be working for the show because it has found a steady following, with viewers increasing over the first three seasons.
The Rookie Season 4 will premier Sept. 26 on ABC.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available
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