The Rookie: Feds had big expectations. It was the first official spin-off for The Rookie, and if it didn’t work, there was a very good chance that ABC would not have moved forward with more titles in the franchise. Obviously, the show worked. The Rookie: Feds proved to be a tense cop drama and a perfect showcase for star Niecy Nash.
ABC has already renewed the show for a second season, but the Hollywood strikes complicated what should have been a traditional fall rollout. The Rookie: Feds has been delayed, and Nash, along with the rest of the cast, were not able to speak on the show due to the aforementioned (and since resolved) strike. Here’s what we know about Feds heading into 2024:
Does The Rookie: Feds season 2 have a release date?
Sadly, the answer is no. While ABC has confirmed that The Rookie: Feds will be airing at some point in 2024, the specific month and date have yet to be announced because the network is still trying to figure out when they can restart production.
There were encouraging signs leading up to the resolution of the actors strike on Wednesday, November 8. Earlier in October, the writers rooms for several procedural dramas were opened back up, which means that they were confident enough in resuming production soon that they’ve begun drafting screenplays for new episodes.
There were also reports that the crew for these shows were designated a date of November 1 to start prepping sets and soundstages, which proved a wise decision since actors are allowed to resume work and promote their various projects.
Who is part of The Rookie: Feds season 2 cast?
CBS has yet to provide an official confirmation regarding the complete roster of actors for season 2, but we are expecting the return of most of the major cast members for The Rookie: Feds. Here’s a breakdown of the cast members who we anticipate will be back for the upcoming 2024 season:
- Niecy Nash as Simone Clark
- Britt Robertson as Laura Stenson
- Kevin Zegers as Brendon Acres
- James Lesure as Carter Hope
- Frankie Faison as Christopher “Cutty” Clark
- Felix Solis as Matthew “Matt” Garza
There was some concern that Solis would be leaving the show midway through season 1, due to the fact that his character, Garza, was accused of espionage during the winter finale, “Flashback.” Fortunately, Simone and the rest of the team were able to clear his name, and the character was installed back into the program.
Will John Nolan appear in The Rookie: Feds season 2?
John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) is the man who started it all. He’s the star of The Rookie, and his cameo appearance in The Rookie: Feds episode “The Silent Prisoner” was a thrilling moment for fans of both shows. Hopes are high that Nolan will make another appearance in season 2, and based on how much enjoyment Fillion got out of working with the Feds cast, the chances are similarly high.
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“Having a spinoff is something that you hope and wish and dream for”, Fillion explained to the Toronto Sun. “We’re right up to the first of — hopefully — many spinoffs… This is my first time with a spinoff show. This is my first time where they are really building out an evening with the kinds of entertainment we’re trying to bring.”
Is there a The Rookie: Feds season 2 trailer?
Unfortunately, there is not yet a trailer for the new season of The Rookie: Feds and it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be getting one for season 2 anytime soon. Filming on the new season has not yet begun and with the show’s release date still undecided, there is a good chance we won’t get a trailer for the new season for several more months.
As soon as a trailer for the season is released, we’ll update this piece with said trailer or promo.
Has The Rookie: Feds season 2 started filming yet?
We wish. While the actors strike has been resolved, the cameras won’t be able to roll on the show for several more weeks. Nash was extremely vocal in her support for the strike during its peak, and thousands of members of SAG/AFTRA signed a letter to stand in solidarity for as long as it took to have their demands met.
“Back in June, before we went on strike, a large group of members signed an open letter telling our leaders that we would rather go on strike than take a bad deal”, the letter stated. “Now, more than 100 days into our strike, that is still true. As hard as this is, we would rather stay on strike than take a bad deal.”
Their tenacity paid off. When they invariably return to production on The Rookie: Feds, it will be under better contractual circumstances than when they left.
The Rookie: Feds season 2 might be longer than expected
Since the actors strike has been resolved, season 2 might not take as big a hit as initially expected. There were some pessimistic predictions from insiders earlier in the summer that stated shows could have seasons as small as 6-8 episodes. By comparison, the first season of The Rookie: Feds was 22 episodes.
If production starts in late November or early December, and the cast and crew agree to work through the holidays, the The Rookie: Feds season 2 could have as many as 10-13 episodes. We will keep our fingers crossed, and provide additional updates as they become available.
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