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The Rookie Season 7 BTS Images Reveal First Look At Returning Cast As Filming Officially Begins


  • The Rookie
    season 7 has started filming with returning cast members, including Nathan Fillion and Mekia Cox.
  • The finale of season 6 saw a major storyline with Monica breaking Oscar out of prison, as well as Jason now coming to find Bailey.
  • Behind-the-scenes images reveal the cast, crew, and showrunner preparing for a scene seemingly involving an armored police vehicle.

The Rookie season 7 behind-the-scenes images offer a first look at the returning cast members of the police drama as filming for the next batch of episodes begins. The ongoing procedural continues to follow John Nolan in the LAPD, alongside an ensemble cast of characters working in the major city. However, The Rookie season 6 finale saw Monica break Oscar out of prison, in the process freeing Bailey’s ex-husband Jason in the process. This is expected to be a major storyline going into the upcoming episodes.

Now, Mekia Cox, who portrays Detective Nyla Harper, has posted behind-the-scenes images for The Rookie season 7, revealing multiple returning cast members as filming begins for the new episodes.

The images show many of the series’ stars, including Nathan Fillion, Melissa O’Neil, Lisseth Chavez, Eric Winter and Richard T. Jones in uniform, preparing to shoot a scene involving an armored police vehicle near a building. Pictured also is creator and showrunner Alexi Hawley, alongside a plethora of crew members setting the stage for filming.

The Rookie Season 7 Will Offer Plenty Of New Stories & Danger

While details on The Rookie season 7 are sparse, the setup from season 6 indicates there will be plenty of new dangers and interesting stories ahead in the next batch of episodes. Alongside Jason’s return, the season 6 finale also set the stage for new dynamics between Tim and Lucy, with the sergeant now seeking even more avenues for personal growth in his life. This highlights how important interpersonal relationships are to the series, and how they’ll continue to be significant despite the looming threats moving forward.

Beyond its story, though, other changes will be coming to the show during its upcoming season. The biggest alteration is that The Rookie won’t come back until early 2025, a stark difference from its usual starting point in the fall. This decision was made by ABC to accommodate the many new shows on the network, indicating season 7 will still be a full season despite the change in its release schedule. This means the pacing is unlikely to alter from previous years, the only big difference being a longer wait for the season to begin.

Another popular ABC series,
Will Trent
, also doesn’t return until early 2025.

In addition, Jenna Dewan, who portrays Bailey Nune, will be absent for the start of the season because of her pregnancy, her daughter being born on June 14, 2024. This means the storyline involving Jason likely won’t begin until after she returns to the show, meaning the start of the season will have a different focus. Although The Rookie season 7’s long wait and cast absences will shake things up at the start, the overarching story involving Monica alongside plenty of character plots could make this season one of the most exciting entries so far.

Source: Mekia Cox/Instagram

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