'Rookie' Star Nathan Fillion Just Teased That He Knows What Season 6 Episodes Will Be About

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Everything to Know About 'The Rookie' Season 6ABC

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The Rookie just aired its season 5 finale, and boy did it end with a bang! All season long, the show delivered twists no one saw coming, relationships forming after years of romantic tension and new characters that seriously give the drama a run for its money.

Fans know among the many stories season 5 gave us, it started off with Lucy Chen (Melissa O'Neil) and Tim Bradford (Eric Winter) going undercover to take down a drug ring. Well, they not only came out of it somewhat unscathed, but it led them to finally admit they were in love with one another. Elsewhere, John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) got himself his first rookie in Celina Juarez (Lisseth Chavez) while Aaron Thorsen (Tru Valentino) gets Nyla Harper (Mekia Cox) as his training officer.

Couple that with other major plot points, the season concluded on a cliffhanger that left the Mid-Wilshire police station with one common yet unknown enemy. What's more, it seems like the damage he caused in the season 5 finale is just the beginning. With season 6 officially in the works, it's time for fans to delve into some details on what to expect. Here's what to know about The Rookie season 6, including release date, cast, spoilers and more. Plus, make sure to hit "save" at the top of the article, because we'll be updating this story the latest information as soon as possible.

When is the release date for The Rookie season 6?

In mid-April, ABC dropped the news that The Rookie would officially be back for season 6. The show's official Instagram announced the continuation, expressing excitement that the procedural drama would be returning for a new set of storylines. But the post stopped short of sharing a release date for The Rookie season 6.

"It’s official," the show wrote on Instagram on April 17. "#TheRookie will return for Season 6!!! 🎉💙."

When word spread that ABC green lit new episodes, fans began rejoicing online. Many of the cast members did as well, with a few notable faces posting how thrilled they were on social media.

"Letssss go!!!! Season 6!!!👮♂️," actor Eric Winter captioned a clip on Instagram. "Could not be happier with the news we got today!! @therookieabc fans get ready! We are coming in 🔥🔥🔥. Congrats to our entire cast and crew! We love what we do. @alexihawley @abcnetwork @eone_tv thank you for making this show possible!"

Nathan Fillion also voice his gratitude for the exciting pickup, sharing a screenshot of a Deadline article.

"I couldn’t be more proud of this show, and I couldn’t be happier about coming back for another season," he captioned it on April 17. "I know what I think is going to happen this next season, but you tell me yours!"

Who will be in the cast of The Rookie season 6?

Presently, it looks like The Rookie season 6 cast will include:

  • Nathan Fillion as John Nolan

  • Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez

  • Richard T. Jones as Wade Grey

  • Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper

  • Melissa O’Neil as Lucy Chen

  • Eric Winter as Tim Bradford

  • Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune

  • Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers

  • Lisseth Chavez as Celina Juarez

One actor whose fate is up in the air is Tru Valentino, who debuted in season 4 as rookie Aaron Thorsen. After becoming a regular in season 5, the finale featured him getting shot while walking with Celina from a night playing Dungeons and Dragons. Though he was rushed to the hospital and made it out of surgery, the last few minutes of the episode showed him him in a coma with a Code Blue sounding from his room.

At the same time, it looks like another actor is slated to join Mid-Wilshire in the coming months. Back in March, eagle-eyed fans noticed an acting studio revealed the season renewal before it was announced with a congratulatory post. The company's Instagram account shared that actor Dave Kumar booked a role for the new season, which could mean something is in the air that will shake up our favorite group of officers and detectives.

"Congrats to @davekumar_ on booking his role in the upcoming season of #ABC’s #TheRookie!!!" read the Instagram post from March 14.

Are there any spoilers for The Rookie season 6?

As of right now, mum's the word on the plot for season 6. Despite no official word on this season's plotline, Eric shared in January he was excited to see the direction The Rookie continues to take.

"Right now, our ratings are better than ever," he said in a Cameo uploaded to Instagram on January 23. "I feel really confident about a season 6. Nothing's official yet, but I do feel confident given the way things are going. So, get ready for more Rookie."

Where can I watch and stream The Rookie season 6?

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While The Rookie season 6 likely won't air until the fall, you can always catch up on previous seasons in the meantime. When it does return, you can turn the TV to ABC on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET for the latest episode. If you want to take it to go, you can also tune into the ABC site on your laptop or the ABC app on a mobile device. Just keep in mind you'll need your TV provider information in order to start watching.

For those who have streaming services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV or fuboTV, you're ready to stream the show as it airs live. If you don't have a login set up yet, the platforms offer free seven-day trials before needing to sign up with a full subscription.

Now, if you can't catch The Rookie live or you just want to watch it at a later point, new episodes will debut on Hulu to stream the next day. If you need to create an account first, you can start with a 30-day free trial before signing up for plans that start at $7.99 per month. Once you're prepared, head over to the official title page on Hulu's website or on the Hulu app.

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