In keeping with last season's theme of change, 15 Division welcomes two new characters who shake up the familiar dynamic.
Inspector John Jarvis (Oliver Becker, Rent-A-Goalie) strolls into 15 Division with a serious agenda. He wants the real story: is this a division full of heroes or a minefield full of screw-ups? Seamlessly flipping from pleasant to menacing, Inspector Jarvis is a political spin-master of epic proportions. He's out to shake things up and make his mark.
Also new to the team is 15 Division's brand-new rookie, Duncan Moore aka "Selfie" (Matthew Owen Murray, Degrassi: The Next Generation). He is the very picture of a fresh-faced millennial: confident, eager to impress, and excellent at pointing out mistakes, particularly other people's.
But when Duncan struggles to fit into the group at 15, the officers soon have their hands full with this challenging and well-connected new recruit.
In the Season 5 premiere: "Blink" - In the aftermath of the night's traumatic events, Andy McNally and Dov Epstein try to pull themselves together at an all-night diner. But soon they are caught off-duty and off-guard in a volatile diner hold-up.
Meanwhile, the weary officers at 15 Division struggle to contain the evening's collateral damage under the watchful eye of a tough new Inspector, John Jarvis. Ignoring the fact that he's needed back at the station, Nick goes rogue to track down Sam Swarek's next of kin.
And in the end, Andy must face both the men she cares about and share her heart-wrenching decision. Andy will learn that sometimes even making the right choice can have serious consequences.
Andy McNally (Missy Peregrym), Dov Epstein (Gregory Smith), Sam Swarek (Ben Bass), Chris Diaz (Travis Milne), Traci Nash (Enuka Okuma), Gail Peck (Charlotte Sullivan), Nick Collins (Peter Mooney), Chloe Price (Priscilla Faia), Oliver Shaw (Matt Gordon), Marlo Cruz (Rachel Ancheril), Noelle Williams (Melanie Nicholls-King), Steve Peck (Adam MacDonald), and Holly Stewart (Aliyah O'Brien) all return for Season 5.
Rookie Blue is executive produced by award-winning Tassie Cameron (Flashpoint), Russ Cochrane (The Listener), Ilana Frank (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings), David Wellington (The Eleventh Hour, Would Be Kings) and John Morayniss (Hell on Wheels and Haven).
Rookie Blue is a production of IFC Films and indie studio eOne, who also distributes the series internationally.