For over a decade, The Rookie creator Alexi Hawley has worked with both ABC and Nathan Fillion. Hawley was an executive producer on the crime dramedy Castle, which starred Fillion and lasted eight seasons. Hawley then created police procedural The Rookie, which also stars Fillion and is currently airing Season 3. Now he’s teaming up with a new lead actor for a new crime drama on a completely different platform.
Netflix golden boy Noah Centineo, who is mostly known for his role as Peter Kavinsky in the streaming platform’s To All the Boys trilogy, will be leading the new project which is an espionage drama, according to Deadline. Besides To All the Boys, The Fosters alum has also been in Sierra Burgess is a Loser and The Perfect Date on Netflix. The news comes off the heels of the announcement that Centineo will be playing Atom Smasher in the Dwayne Johnson DC/New Line film Black Adam.
Noah Centineo will play a fledgling CIA lawyer who becomes involved in dangerous international power politics when a former asset threatens to expose the nature of her long-term relationship with the agency, unless they exonerate her for a serious crime. The working title was Graymail, which refers to “the threatened revelation of state secrets.” Although Netflix hasn’t set an official title yet, it has given the project a straight-to-series order with eight hour-long episodes.
Alexi Hawley will serve as showrunner and executive producer, along with Noah Centineo and Doug Liman, Gene Klein and David Bartis. The drama will also come from Entertainment One and Hypnotic. So far, no one else is attached to the series and it’s not known when it is expected to premiere, but more news is likely to come within the next several months.
With the To All the Boys trilogy coming to an end back in February, some other projects Noah Centineo has in the works include his role as Albert Rothstein/Atom Smasher in 2022’s Black Adam, portraying He-Man in a new Masters of the Universe reboot, and starring in a new GameStop stocks movie at Netflix. It is possible, however, that Centineo could reprise his role again as Jesus Foster in Freeform’s The Fosters spinoff, Good Trouble, as he appeared in an episode in 2019.
Alexi Hawley will be busy between The Rookie and this new untitled series. Given Hawley’s history of having actors who were in his previous shows appear in his current ones, fingers crossed that Nathan Fillion will be appearing in this new series. Or better yet, that Castle’s Stana Katic will be a co-star. With The Rookie’s third season coming to a close very soon and the future still yet unknown, Hawley is making sure that either way, he has another project on hand. But with this Netflix series being a crime drama, there’s no doubt it will be a good one since it seems that is Hawley’s specialty.
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