There have been many types of cop shows and many types of cop to go with them, differing in race, gender, sexuality, disability etc. The cop in this US drama goes down another path: someone having a mid-life crisis.
“The Rookie” in title is John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), a 40-year-old man who used to own a construction company and has just been through a divorce. After helping the police during a bank robbery, Nolan decides to move to LA and go to a Police Academy. Thus, he becomes the oldest rookie to join the LAPD. As well as the problems of dealing with a new job, he also has to handle his more senior colleagues, many of whom doubt his abilities.
The Rookie is on Sky Witness at 21.00.