It looks like Alyssa Diaz’s art will imitate life in the near future.
ABC’s police drama The Rookie, starring the 34-year-old part Colombian and Mexican actress, will address the issue of police brutality during its upcoming third season.
Show creator Alexi Hawley has brought in a number of experts to discuss the issues around policing in America in 2020, according to ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke.
“Alexi Hawley is a really thoughtful ally and partner and has been in the writers’ room for some time, already planning to address the current conversation going on around police work,” she tells Deadline.com. “I’m impressed with his thoughtfulness and leadership about hearing and adapting the current conversations to the storylines. It’s a diverse writers room and I’m hearing that the conversations going on in that room are inspired and give me hope that that show will address and not ignore the conversations around policing.”
In addition to Diaz, who portrays Angela Lopez, The Rookiealso stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, Mekia Cox, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Melissa O’Neil and Eric Winter.
The series is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Studios.
Diaz’s other television credits include Narcos: Mexico, Lethal Weapon, NCIS: Los Angeles and Ray Donovan.