Are Seasons 1-3 of ‘The Rookie’ on Netflix?

Review Ethan / 2022-10-15 09:58:59

As The Rookie enters its third season, it will be on ABC in late 2020 or early 2021. The reason you’re no doubt here for here is that you’re wondering if you can watch the series in any way on Netflix. Let’s take a look at the streaming status of The Rookie and whether it’s on Netflix.

The ABC Fall 2018 lineup first aired the series, which stars Nathan Fillion. John Nolan is a divorcée ex-businessman who relocates to LA in order to start a new life as a police officer.

What is The Rookie in Netflix USA?

Sadly not but unlike most ABC shows we’re not ruling it out 100% in the future.

This is because, although the series is available on Hulu at the time of publication, it only currently shows season 2. This suggests to us that Hulu isn’t planned to be the sole provider of The Rookie forever instead of operating as a catch-up service for new episodes.

ABC shows do still exist on Netflix and in a few limited cases, Netflix gets annual updates of shows too including Grey’s Anatomy and Marvel’s Agents of Shield.

Unfortunately, we’re not aware of any other arrangements for The Rookie right now so keep it locked here and we’ll update should anything change.

What is The Rookie's international Netflix status?

The series outside of ABC and Disney is not distributed. Entertainment One has sold the series in most regions worldwide.

Deadline reports that Sky has acquired the series from the United Kingdom and it is now streaming on NowTV.

NBCUniversal distributes Latin America, Rai, Italy, TNT, Spain and many other countries.

So outside the United States, it’s highly unlikely that The Rookie will ever stream on Netflix just because it’s already been sold off.

Netflix has shows like The Rookie

If you are looking for something similar to The Rookie on Netflix, here’s a few of our handpicked suggestions:

  • Designated Survivor is another top ABC show streaming globally on Netflix.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (cop show that focuses on comedy aspects – streaming on Netflix in most regions outside the US)
  • Bodyguard (fantastic British cop show – streaming globally)
  • Lucifer (a procedural cop show with a major twist – streaming globally)
  • NCIS (procedural police show that’s still available on Netflix in the US)
  • Santa Clarita Diet (for Nathan Fillion goodness – streaming globally although cut short after 2 seasons)

Hulu has a larger selection of series that are similar to The Rookie. TasteDrive offers more suggestions.

Are there any other suggestions you would like to see? Or do you wish The Rookie was on Netflix? We'd love to hear from you in the comments.


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