“The Rookie” Director Speaks On How Chenford Relationships Was Formed

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ABC’s “The Rookie” is currently airing it’s 5th season and with the first half of the season, the show is already breaking records as well!!

Being one of the most watched programs on ABC last fall, the show is back for its winter run and all eyes are on Chenford!

The Rookie‘s mid-season finale made the biggest move for Chenford yet and everyone is hooked. Buy the end of the two-episode event, Tim and Lucy are making plans for their first date.

So how exactly did Chenford come about?

Director Robert Bella tells all in an interview with ScreenRant.

Robert shared;

“I think it was a combination of the natural chemistry between the two of them as actors, and then as a writer on a TV show, and certainly Alexi as a showrunner, you hope that things evolve in a way that’s compelling, but you never know. You have to see how it goes and how it plays out. They finally had that kiss when they went undercover. I remember in season one in the writers room, we’d be like, “and then Tim and Lucy kiss!” and Alexi was like, “No, it’s too soon.” And so season two we’d go, “and then Tim and Lucy kiss!” He’s like “No, no. Maybe season five, maybe season five.”

And then you cut two years later, and finally we do an undercover episode, and he’s like, “Okay, yeah. Tim and Lucy are going to kiss.” Alexi is really smart about that [holding off]. He’s always said it’s about the longing. In TV shows in past history, once they connect, the chemistry and the drama kind of dissipates a little bit because it’s already done. They got everything they wanted, so there’s not that longing anymore.”

Read more here: https://screenrant.com/the-rookie-director-robert-bella-interview/

The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O’Neil, Eric Winter, Mekia Cox, Shawn Ashmore, and Tru Valentino. Lisseth Chavez recurs. John Nolan (Fillion) is a middle-aged divorced man from Pennsylvania who owns a construction company. He decides to give up his old life to pursue a new career as a police officer in the Los Angeles Police Department. He graduates from the Police Academy, is the oldest rookie on the force, and eventually becomes a training officer. He works with Sergeant Wade Grey (Jones), Detective Angela Lopez (Diaz), training officers Nyla Harper (Cox) and Tim Bradford (Winter), fellow rookie Lucy Chen (O’Neil), and the station’s newest rookie, Aaron Thorsen (Valentino).

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