Mekia Cox (Once Upon A Time) has joined the cast of ABC’s The Rookie in a season regular role.
Cox will play Nyla Harper, an LAPD detective who after four years of undercover work nearly lost herself, with Deadline breaking the casting news. Now, Nyla is hoping to find normalcy again as she takes on the role of John Nolan’s new training officer.
Cast member Afton Williamson who played Talia Bishop left the show over allegations of racism which a third party investigation cleared the production of.
Bishop’s abrupt absence was explained away in the season opener, when John and DHS agent Jessica made reference to her joining the ATF, now that her career at the LAPD had been stymied by the discovery of an omission from her application.
Cox will debut in the fourth episode of Season 2, set to air Oct. 20.