The Rookie is promising to shine a light on Bradford’s past in season 4. Bradford is a newly appointed Sergeant now, but we still don’t know a ton about him. But it looks like all of that is about to change. If you want to catch new episodes of The Rookie, the show airs on ABC every Sunday at 10/9 Central.
In a TV Line interview about the show, show runner Alexi Hawley teased we’ll meet someone very important to Bradford. It’ll be in an upcoming episode of the ABC show.
“We will meet Tim’s sister, later into the season That will shed some light on him in an interesting way,” the showrunner told the publication. We don’t know much about Bradford yet, so it’ll be interesting to see him in that new light once family comes to town.
All we know about his backstory is that he used to be a Marine squad leader. He then opted to join the LAPD. When it comes to his personal life, we know that he hasn’t had much luck in the relationship department. His last two relationships really didn’t work out.
This is all exciting news, but The Rookie has actually made headlines for a different reason recently.
‘The Rookie’ Has Taken Drastic Safety Measures Following the Tragedy on the set of ‘Rust’
The Rookie is banning the use of “live” guns on set following the tragic misfire on the set of the film Rust. Actor Alec Baldwin shot a gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks, but something wen’t horribly wrong along the way, and the gun was loaded with a live round.
This resulted in the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The Hollywood Reporter has noted that the TV show will no longer employ the use of quarter or half loads while filming. The production has primarily used CGI to make their gunfire look more realistic anyways, and only used these types of loads when shooting larger scenes.
The tragic incident has started a widespread conversation about the importance of safety and precautions on set. It looks like showrunner Alexi Hawley is taking proactive action.
“The tragic events in New Mexico yesterday have shaken us all, and our hearts go out to the friends and family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza. As of today, it is now policy on The Rookie that all gunfire onset will be Air Soft guns with CG muzzle flashes added in post,” the showrunner said in a statement. “There will be no more ‘live’ weapons on the show. The safety [of] our cast and crew is too important. Any risk is too much risk. As always, if you ever feel unsafe or witness anything that concerns you, please don’t hesitate to report it.”