“Castle” Star To Play Oldest Rookie In LAPD
After playing a mystery novelist – who teams up with a detective to solve unusual crimes in Gotham – for eight seasons of ABC’s now cancelled Castle, Nathan Fillion – says The Hollywood Reporter – is making a comeback on the network.
The actor will play John Nolan – the oldest rookie in the LAPD – in The Rookie – a series which will also reunite Fillion with Alex Hawley – Castle‘s exec producer and showrunner.
Inspired by a true story, The Rookie – to be written by Hawley – will show how Nolan abandons his comfortable small-town life for a career in the LAPD. Once there, he is surrounded by people twenty years his junior – but is determined to pursue his long-time dream of being a cop.
Exec-producing are Hawley, Fillion, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg.
Fillion will also be seen in next year’s Nomis, directed by David Raymond, in which cops encounter a man responsible for countless female abductions and murders.