Rookie Blue is a Canadian police drama television series created by Morwyn Brebner, Tassie Cameron and Ellen Vanstone which follows the lives of five rookie cops who have just graduated from the Academy. It has been described as Grey's Anatomy in the world of rookie cops.
Rookie Blue is a new generation's cop show, served straight up with a twist of danger, sex and high-stakes drama. It's a series that candidly reveals the world of those who walk the thin blue line.
We follow a group of officers from their first day on the streets, as they're plunged into the world of big-city policing, where even the smallest mistake can have life-or-death consequences.
The heart of this close-knit group is Andy McNally. Andy's dad was a cop. Not the best cop maybe — he retired under a cloud, though Andy has yet to find out why.
And not the best dad — lately she's been spending a lot of time picking him up off the floor, and taking the Scotch bottle out of his hands. Still, all she ever wanted to be is a cop.
Andy's a born rescuer, but she joined the force not just to help people but to discover a sense of family she's never had. And she's definitely found it among her fellow trainees — a group of young, ambitious twenty-somethings, carrying big guns and even bigger emotional baggage.
These rookies trained at the Academy together, they learned the rules together, they fought, drank and slept together. Now they're walking the beat together, learning the toughest kind of policing there is.
They're the first responders. First on the scene, never knowing what dangers they're about to face. They're the officers walking into dark doorways without knowing what's behind them. The police who get shot during routine traffic stops. The cops who never know whether their shift's going to bring them a dead body, a violent home invasion, a john sweep, or a drug raid.
They're making mistakes, they're trying to get ahead, they're trying to watch each other's backs while proving they can do this on their own.
They're falling in love. Dealing with messy stuff at home. Learning to trust their instincts, since they don't have experience to fall back on.
And they're doing all this as they learn first-hand the hardest kind of policing there is.
Rookie Blue is a drama about the trials and triumphs, competition and camaraderie of this rookie family, who are about to learn the hard way that no amount of training can prepare them for the job... or for life.
Rookie Blue stars Missy Peregrym as Andy McNally, Gregory Smith as Dov Epstein, Charlotte Sullivan as Gail Peck, Enuka Okuma as Traci Nash, Travis Milne as Chris Diaz, Peter Mooney as Nick Collins and Ben Bass as Sam Swarek. Introduced in the fourth season were Priscilla Faia as Chloe Price and Rachael Ancheril as Marlo Cruz.
Also starring in the series is Melanie Nicholls-King as Noelle Williams, Matt Gordon as Oliver Shaw, Noam Jenkins as Detective Jerry Barber and Lyric Bent as Frank Best.
Tassie Cameron (Flashpoint), Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings), David Wellington (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings), Russ Cochrane and John Morayniss (Klondike, Rogue) are executive producers.
Rookie Blue is produced by ICF Films and Entertainment One.