ABC’s ‘The Rookie’ changes on-set gun policy after fatal accident on ‘Rust’ movie

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ABC series The Rookie showrunner Alexi Hawley has announced new policies for on-set use of guns.

The changes came a day after a fatal accident on the set of the western film Rust, which left one dead and one seriously injured.

The Rookie is a police drama series starring Nathan Fillion as the oldest rookie in the LAPD, who uses his life experience, determination and sense of humor to keep up with his 20 years his junior. .

THR notes that “the last two seasons in the series, CGI has been used primarily to depict muzzle flashes, but occasionally ‘live’ weapons on ‘large, external set pieces'”. is used.” That policy has now changed.

Alexi wrote to staff, “The tragic events in New Mexico yesterday have shaken us all, and our hearts go out to the friends and family of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza. As of today, it is now policy on The Rookie that all gunfire on set will be Air Soft guns with CG muzzle flashes added in post. There will be no more ‘live’ weapons on the show. The safety our cast and crew is too important. Any risk is too much risk.”

“As always, if you ever feel unsafe or witness anything that concerns you, please don’t hesitate to report it,” Alexi concluded. “My door is always open.”

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