The premiere of The Rookie season 5 is just around the corner but we may have just secured an important clue about what to expect from the police officers at Mid-Wilshire. During a July 21 panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Rookie actor Nathan Fillion, The Rookie: Feds star Niecy Nash and executive producers Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter spoke about what fans can expect from the alphabet network franchise. When the moderator asked the former Firefly actor for details about the new season, he accidentally let a season 5 spoiler slip. According to Nathan, who plays John Nolan on the ABC drama, he’ll be training a new LAPD rookie. But he didn’t watch his pronouns and revealed it’s going to be a woman.
“She … ,” he began to answer, according to Screen Rant. Per the outlet, there was an immediate reaction coming from the audience and as soon as he realized what he had done, Nathan quickly tried to backpedal. “Sorry, spoiler,” he added. Who is this woman coming in? Is she someone who’s the same age as Nolan, who’s notorious for being the oldest rookie in the LAPD? How will she interact with her new training officer? Will their interactions affect the rest of the characters, especially Nolan’s romance with firefighter Bailey Nune (Jenna Dewan)? It’s a lot for us to imagine, but thankfully it won’t be long before we get answers.
Speaking of new actors, this isn’t the only big announcement coming from The Rookie franchise. ICYMI, Tru Valentino (whose character, Officer Aaron Thorsen, debuted and recurred in season 4) had been promoted to a series regular for season 5. This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. “It’s tru(e), ” the show’s official Instagram wrote. “#TheRookie’s own @tru_valentino is now a series regular! Season 5 will be better than ever . We definitely agree. There’s a lot of material to be explored this season, and we can’t wait to see what situations Nolan and his team get into next.