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Niecy Nash and Nathan Fillion on `The Rookie.` (ABC photo by Raymond Liu)
Niecy Nash and Nathan Fillion on "The Rookie." (ABC photo by Raymond Liu)

LAPD, FBI on high alert - and joining forces - for special 2-part 'The Rookie'


Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:30 pm

Guest starring Emmy-nominated actress Niecy Nash, event begins Sunday, April 24, on ABC

In part one of the two-part event, titled “Simone,” Officer John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark (Niecy Nash) when one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station. “The Rookie” two-part event begins Sunday, April 24 (10:01-11 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

“Simone” was co-written by Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter and directed by Liz Friedlander.

ABC said, “Nash guest stars as Simone Clark, a force of nature, the living embodiment of a dream deferred – and the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. Her two episodes set the stage for a potential untitled spinoff next season, allowing the franchise to expand beyond the Los Angeles Police Department.”

“The Rookie” stars Fillion as John Nolan, Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sgt. Wade Grey, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Eric Winter as Tim Bradford, Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune and Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers.

“The Rookie” two-part event also guest stars Frankie Faison as Christopher “Cutty” Clark, Kat Foster as Special Agent Casey Fox and Felix Solis as Special Agent Matthew Garza.

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