One aspect of “The Rookie” that adds to the character-driven series is that it stays street-level. The drama unfolds almost entirely on the streets of Los Angeles because the officers are restrained by their jurisdiction. The FBI, however, is not constrained by such restraints, and the series will depict that.
“Because we’re a federal organization, Los Angeles is not the only place where we do her work,” Winter said at SDCC. “We have a jet plane, and we often fly. We go to Texas, Mississippi, Florida. It opens up the show in an exciting way. We’re going to be all over Los Angeles, all over the nation, and we might even go overseas.”
The prospect of the team hopping on a jet and traveling across the country gives some serious “Criminal Minds” vibes. The stakes of a series that involves traveling across the country could also be much higher, giving the series some weight that “The Rookie” has somewhat lacked.