The Rookie: Afton Williamson Cast as Nathan Fillion's New Partner in Crime

Afton Williamson The Rookie

Nathan Fillion‘s new TV castle continues to take shape. Afton Williamson (HBO’s The Night Of, Cinemax’s Banshee) has booked a series-regular role on The Rookie, ABC’s straight-to-series crime dramedy starring Fillion as a nascent cop.

According to Deadline, Williamson will play Talia Bishop, a newly promoted training officer who is assigned to work alongside Fillion’s 40-year-old LAPD rookie. As TVLine previously reported, The Rookie is also on the prowl for an actress to play Fillion’s love interest. The character, Lucy Benitez, is described as a Latina rookie in her mid-20s who is intelligent, confident, tough and compassionate.

The Rookie ensemble also includes Eric Winter (Rosewood, Secrets & Lies) as overbearing training officer Tim Bradford.

Fillion’s onetime Castle EP Alexi Hawley will serve as Rookie‘s showrunner.