When will The Rookie season 5 be released in the UK?
Nathan Fillion is back as officer John Nolan – but when will the new season air in the UK?
Police procedural drama The Rookie is now midway through airing its fifth season in America, with the episodes yet to land here in the UK.
The series follows Nathan Fillion's John Nolan, who joined the LA Police Department in his forties, becoming the department's oldest rookie.
Alongside Fillion, the series also stars Shawn Ashmore, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T Jones and Eric Winter amongst others. But when are the new episodes set to start airing on this side of the pond?
Read on for everything you need to know about the UK airdate for The Rookie season 5.
When will The Rookie season 5 start airing in the UK?
We finally have a confirmed release date for the fifth season of The Rookie – the new season will start airing on Sky Witness at 9pm on 2nd February 2023.
The official synopsis for the first episode of the new season reads as follows: "Officer John Nolan is once again face-to-face with serial killer Rosalind, and she wants him to know she’s not done with him yet. Meanwhile, officers Bradford and Chen work undercover with Detective Lopez and the Las Vegas Police Department to arrest leaders of a major criminal enterprise."
When did The Rookie season 5 start airing in the US?
The Rookie season 5 started airing on ABC in the US on 25th September 2022, and is still currently airing weekly on the network.
The UK release has followed a similar pattern to previous seasons, in arriving a number of months after the season debuted in the UK. As with season 5, season 4 started airing in the US in September, with a release date of 26th September 2021. A UK air date on Sky Witness then followed on 20th January 2022.
The Rookie cast - who is returning for season 5?
The fifth season of The Rookie will of course once again star Nathan Fillion, alongside other longtime castmates such as Mekia Cox, Alyssa Diaz, Melissa O'Neil, Eric Winter and Richard T Jones.
Here's a full list of the main cast for The Rookie season 5:
- Nathan Fillion as John Nolan
- Shawn Ashmore as Wesley Evers
- Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper
- Jenna Dewan as Bailey Nune
- Alyssa Diaz as Angela Lopez
- Richard T Jones as Wade Grey
- Melissa O'Neil as Lucy Chen
- Eric Winter as Tim Bradford
- Tru Valentino as Aaron Thorsen
The Rookie season 5 trailer
You can watch a trailer/recap ahead of the fifth season of The Rookie right here now.
The Rookie season 5 will start airing on Sky Witness at 2pm on Thursday 2nd February 2023, while seasons 2-4 are currently available to stream on Sky and NOW. Find out more about how to sign up for Sky TV. Check out more of our Drama coverage or find out what's on with our TV Guide and Streaming Guide.