And now here we go with ABC, who handed out two drama series orders today. One of them, technically, is old news.
"The Rookie", starring Nathan Fillion ("Castle"), was actually labeled a straight-to-series order back in October when ABC greenlit its pilot. But still, the network "officially" ordered the police drama today, since there was apparently an option to still pass on the project if things didn't fit. From "Castle" co-showrunner Alexi Hawley, is inspired by a true story. Fillion plays John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD. Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can’t keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he’ll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life.
Alyssa Diaz ("Zoo"), Richard T. Jones ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Mercedes Mason ("The Walking Dead"), Titus Makin, Melissa O'Neil, Afton Williamson and Eric Winter co-star.
There's already a teaser available. You can watch it here.
Another new show on ABC during the 2018-2019 season will be "A Million Little Things", the first drama project from comedy writer DJ Nash ("Growing Up Fisher", "Truth Be Told"). It features a star-studded ensemble that includes David Giuntoli ("Grimm"), Ron Livingston ("Loudermilk", "Search Party"), Romany Malco ("Weeds", "No Ordinary Family", Allison Miller (the upcoming second season of "13 Reasons Why", "Terra Nova"), Christina Marie Moses ("The Originals"), Christina Ochoa ("Blood Drive", "Valor"), James Roday ("Psych"), Stephanie Szostak and Lizzy Greene. Anne Son, who also had a lead role in the show, will be replaced. James Griffiths directed the pilot.
Described as being tonally akin to "The Big Chill", the plot revolves around a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves. The tiles comes from the well-known saying that "friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things".
Edited by Lambsilencer, 10 May 2018 - 01:31 AM.