‘Rookie’ changes weapons policy after fatal shooting on ‘Rust’ set

Showrunners on ABC’s “The Rookie,” a police drama starring Nathan Filan, sent a letter to the cast and crew over the weekend explaining the changes. CNN reviewed the text of the letter, which was provided by sources close to the production.

The new policy for “The Rookie” would mandate the use of airsoft guns, which are low-powered replica guns that typically fire plastic pellets.

Hawley said in his letter that other effects would be added using computers in the post-production process.

Weapons expert Ben Simmons previously explained to CNN that there are three types of prop guns commonly used on set – fully simulated firearms (which look real but can’t fire anything), passive firearms and real firearms, Shoots that are full of blanks and imitations real, from flash to recoil.

Hawley wrote, “The safety of our cast and crew is very important. Any risk is too much risk.”

CNN has contacted representatives for ABC and “The Rookie” for comment.

The investigation into the fatal incident on the sets of ‘Rust’ is on.

in the weekends, it was reported That actor Alec Baldwin was given a prop firearm during a rehearsal and asked for a search warrant for what was said to be a so-called “cold gun”, a term meaning the weapon did not contain live rounds. The film set was filed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and obtained by KOAT affiliated with CNN, according to the affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Baldwin was handed one of three prop guns by assistant director David Hall that had been installed in a carriage by Armor for the film “Rust”.

The affidavit said Hall did not know the gun had “live rounds”.

According to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, it has yet to be determined which gun Baldwin fired.

CNN’s Aya Alamoussi, Chloe Melas and Claudia Dominguez contributed to this report.