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Niecy Nash made her debut in The Rookie universe in the Season 4 episode titled “Simone.” Fans of the police procedural were introduced to a woman in a similar position to Nathan Fillion’s John Nolan in that she’s the oldest rookie at the FBI Academy. Nash was excited to “bring Simone Clark to life” in the two-episode backdoor pilot, and she made the most of the opportunity. It was confirmed ahead of The Rookie’s Season 4 finale that spinoff The Rookie: Feds had been ordered to series, after viewers seemed interested in tuning in to see how Nash’s comedy skills combined with her character’s interesting backstory.
The two-episode arc on ABC had John Nolan enlisting Simone Clark’s help when one of her former students was suspected in a terror attack. Two other characters who were introduced in those episodes will continue on in the spinoff series, and the rest of the cast is being rounded out ahead of its fall premiere. Let’s take a look at who all has signed on for The Rookie: Feds.