‘The Rookie’ Announces Two New Additions in Casting Shake-Up

by Keeli Parkey
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Fans of the ABC cop drama “The Rookie” will soon get to meet not one, but two new characters.

Both of these new characters will be connected to the character Sergeant Tim Bradford, according to TV Line. As fans of the series already know, Bradford is played by actor Eric Winter. Fans are also aware that not much is known about Bradford’s family members.

The arrival of these two new characters isn’t all that surprising. See, as the fourth season of “The Rookie” approached its showrunner, Alexi Hawley, promised that viewers would be introduced to Bradford’s sister. Hawley also promised that the sister’s arrival would “shed some light on him in an interesting way …”

As of Tuesday, Nov. 2, it was also announced that another member of Sergeant Tim Bradford’s family will also appear for the first time during the fourth season of “The Rookie.” This other family member is Bradford’s father.

Actors Peyton List and James Remar Joining the Cast of ‘The Rookie’

It has also been announced that actress Peyton List will play Bradford’s sister. That character is named Gennifer “Genny” Bradford. Genny, who is the older sibling, has been described as being very similar to her “baby brother.”

She is reportedly not a person other people should mess with. Genny arrives in Los Angeles and surprises her brother. She comes to the city in order to urge Tim Bradford to work on their father’s home so they can sell it.

List will appear as Genny for the first time during the upcoming eighth episode of the fourth season of “The Rookie.”

This actress is also known for her work in “The Flash” and in “The Tomorrow People.”

Playing the father of the Bradford children is James Remar. He will appear for the first time in “The Rookie” during the ninth episode this season. That episode will air on Dec. 12. Remar is a very well-known actor. His filmography includes roles in such popular television series as “Dexter,” “Sex and the City,” “Jericho,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Black Lightning.”

Sergeant Tim Bradford’s father, Tom Bradford, has previously been mentioned in “The Rookie.”

At that time, Tim told Lucy Chen (played by Melissa O’Neil) that his father “would tune me up on the regular” during his youth.

Another Casting Change Recently Announced for Popular ABC Series

The addition of actors Peyton List and James Remar isn’t the only casting news that has recently been announced by “The Rookie.”

News recently came to light that actress Jenna Dewan is now a series regular. Dewan plays the character of Bailey Nune. Nune is a firefighter and could become a love interest for the character John Nolan (Nathan Fillion). Fans will just have to wait and see what happens.

“The Rookie” airs at 10 p.m. (Eastern) and 9 p.m. (Central) on Sundays on ABC. The fifth episode of the show’s fourth season aired on Monday, Nov. 1.