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Nathan Fillion Gets Punked on His First Day as ‘The Rookie’ in Premiere Sneak Peek (Exclusive)

Nathan Fillion is beginning over.

The TV veteran leads ABC’s upcoming freshman drama, The Rookie, the place he performs John Nolan, the oldest rookie cop in the Los Angeles Police Department, and solely ET has the unique sneak peek from the collection premiere.

Following a life-altering incident, small-town man Nolan decides to pursue his dream of turning into a LAPD officer, however as the oldest rookie ever, he is met with skepticism from his fellow officers and higher-ups, who consider he is going by means of a midlife disaster. There’s a component of threat to bringing Nolan aboard, too. If he cannot sustain with the cops and criminals, he’ll be risking lives — together with his personal. 

In ET’s unique clip, Nolan races in to Captain Zoe Andersen’s (Mercedes Mason) workplace on his first day as a member of the brand new rookie class, considering he is late to his orientation. But when he arrives at her workplace, he shortly realizes his new cop colleagues pulled a quick one over him.

“Officer John Nolan, reporting for… duty…,” Nolan says out of breath, earlier than it dawns on him that he is the one one current in the room.

“Did you get punked, Officer Nolan?” Andersen says, amused.

“No ma’am. I just…,” Nolan tries to cowl up his mistake, however Andersen is just too sensible to not know that he’s the sufferer of their newest prank. Instead of letting him go, she has just a few questions of her personal.

“Your file confuses me, Nolan,” she says. After all, why does somebody his age wish to start a new chapter in a harmful line of labor? “Penn State, pre-law, but then 20 years in construction. You got solid marks at the academy, certainly have a work ethic, a cholesterol level I’ve never seen in a rookie.”

“I’m something of a pioneer,” Nolan jokes, hoping to interrupt the stress.

“Do you think this is a joke?” Anderson asks.

“No ma’am. I’m here to work and I won’t let you down,” he replies, however she’s not so positive about that. 

When she tells him that position name is about to begin in beneath 5 minutes, his nervousness begins to indicate as it turns into obvious he could also be chopping it very shut — and that is definitely not a great way to kick issues off on Day 1. Watch ET’s unique sneak peek above.

In addition to Fillion and Mason, The Rookie stars Afton Williamson, Eric Winter, Melissa O’Neill, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin and Alyssa Diaz.

The Rookie premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.


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