Thank you to Disney Studios for hosting me during the Ralph Breaks The Internet Event, which included this visit to the set of ABC’s The Rookie.
Visiting the set of a TV show or movie is always a lot of fun. It’s great to see the cast and crew at work, get a behind the scenes look at their day, and tour an actual working set. We were lucky enough to have Mercedes Mason, who plays Zoe Andersen, take us on a personal tour of the set for ABC’s The Rookie.
The details on a set are always a lot of fun. I love checking out everything hanging on the walls.
You can find gems like these 1939 LAPD photos.
Little details are everywhere.
Like the “fake news” playing in the background.
My favorite detail? Finding out that Mercedes leaves teasing notes for Richard T Jones, who plays Sergeant Wade Grey, throughout his office set.
You can catch The Rookie Tuesdays at 10|9c on The ABC Television Network or streaming or on demand.
Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being a Los Angeles police 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.
The series stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez, Richard T. Jones as Sergeant Wade Grey, Titus Makin as Jackson West, Mercedes Mason as Captain Zoe Andersen, Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen, Afton Williamson as Talia Bishop and Eric Winter as Tim Bradford.
Alexi Hawley is writer and executive producer; Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are executive producers on the series. Liz Friedlander directed and executive produced the first episode. Entertainment One (eOne) is the lead studio on “The Rookie,” a co-production with ABC Studios.