ABC Confirms The Rookie: Feds Starring Niecy Nash-Betts

The Rookie: Feds, a spinoff series starring Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the FBI Academy’s oldest rookie, has received a series order from ABC. The Rookie franchise will now be open for prospective crossover in future seasons, thanks to ABC’s confirmation of The Rookie: Feds.

The Rookie spinoff Feds has been added to ABC’s new show roster for the 2022-2023 broadcasting season. The Rookie is a police procedural that is presently in its fourth season and follows the oldest rookie in the LAPD. The Rookie creator Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter collaborated on the spinoff series The Rookie: Feds. Along with Mark Gordon, series star Niecy Nash-Betts, The Rookie star Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross, and Corey Miller, they serve as executive producers. The Rookie: Feds received a backdoor pilot order from ABC earlier this year.

ABC has confirmed that The Rookie spinoff Feds, starring Nash-Betts, will be entering the network’s fall season lineup, according to Variety. Simone was introduced in the two-part backdoor pilot that aired during The Rookie season 4 only two weeks ago, prompting this series order.

The Rookie spinoff Feds Release Date

The new series will air in the 2022-2023 season with Hilary Swank’s new drama Alaska and Gina Rodriguez’s comedy Not Dead Yet.

What’s the Story Behind Niecy Nash’s ‘The Rookie’ Spinoff?

The Rookie Feds Cast

Simone Clark, a former guidance counselor who becomes the FBI academy’s oldest rookie, will be played by Niecy Nash-Betts (Reno 911!). When Simone helps John Nolan (Fillion) track down a potential terrorist in a two-part backdoor pilot during The Rookie season 4, Nash-Betts’ character was introduced. Christopher “Cutty” Clark is played by Frankie Faison (The Wire), and Special Agent Matthew Garza is played by Felix Solis (Ozark).

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