Independent studio, Entertainment One (eOne) and Thump Inc. are pleased to announce that principal photography has begun on the third season of the original series, Rookie Blue. The series airs on ABC in the U.S., Global Television in Canada and internationally on Universal Networks International’s pay-TV channels.
Kicking off the third season, international icon William Shatner will guest star in the opening episode playing Henry McLeod, a belligerent drunk driver with a haunting secret – and with a serious grudge against the police.
Also, 15 Division will welcome a new rookie, ex-soldier Nick Collins (Peter Mooney – Camelot, Murdoch Mysteries), to round out the rest of the team including Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym), Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith), Chris Diaz (Travis Milne), Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma) and Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan), as they navigate the emotional trials and tribulations of their professional and personal lives. Plus, one of the rookies will get a major promotion and Andy McNally’s mom will make an appearance.
“We’re thrilled to be back at work on Season Three,” said Tassie Cameron, Executive Producer and Showrunner. “It’s so exciting to get to keep exploring these characters, and to get to watch them grow and learn on the job. Everything’s much more complex for the rookies this year, both professionally and personally – which is great territory for our third season.”
Following a record-breaking inaugural season last summer, Rookie Blue returned this summer with solid ratings when it premiered on June 23. For ABC, Rookie Blue ranks #1 this summer on Thursday against its broadcast competition in the 10pm hour among Adults 18-49 For Global, ,Rookie Blue returned this summer with solid ratings when it premiered on June 23. With 1.5 million fans (Ind. 2+, national) tuning into its season two opener, this bulletproof series is Thursday night’s #1 drama (Ind. 2+ and A18-49).