Rookie Blue (previously known as Copper) is a Canadian police drama television show starring with Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith. It was created by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron and Ellen Vastone. The one-hour police drama premiered on Thursday, 24 June 2010 and airs simultaneously on Global TV in Canada and on ABC in the United States.
On 12 July 2010, the series was picked up for a second season after only three episodes had aired.
The series follows the lives of 5 fellow Rookies and their Training Officers, that are "fresh" from the Academy. They must learn not only to deal with their duties as police officers, but also deal with the problems and expectation of their families and friends.
Production and development
The series is produced by E1 Entertaiment, Canwest and Thump, Inc. The pilot script was written by Ilana Frank. In February 2009, Canwest ordered the show straight-to-series with a 13 episode order under the title Copper. ABC purchased the U.S. broadcast rights to the series in April 2009.
The first role cast was Andy McNally, portrayed by Missy Peregrym, followed by Gregory Smith cast as Dov Epstein. Additional casting was announced in July, and production began in Toronto on 14 July 2009, and was expected to continue through November 2009.
Filming of the second season was scheduled to begin between September 2010 and end January 2011.
- Missy Peregrym as Andy McNally
- Gregory Smith as Dov Epstein
- Travis Milne as Chris Diaz
- Enuka Okuma as Traci Nash
- Charllote Sullivan as Gail Peck