ABC’s “The Rookie” Changes Its On-Set Gun Policy After Fatal Crash In “Rust” Movie
Alexi hawley, the showrunner of the ABC series The recruit, announced new policies for the use of firearms on the set.
The changes come a day after a fatal accident occurred on the set of the western Rust, which left one dead and one seriously injured.
The recruit is a crime drama series starring Nathan Fillion as LAPD’s oldest recruit, who uses his life experience, determination and sense of humor to keep up with recruits 20 years his junior.
THR notes that the “series has, over the past two seasons, primarily used CGI to depict muzzle flashes, but has occasionally used ‘real’ weapons on ‘large outdoor sets.’ This policy has now changed.
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Alexis 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 the policy of The recruit that all shots on set will be Air Soft pistols with CG muzzle flashes added in post. There will be no more “living” weapons on the show. The safety of our actors and our team is too important. All risk is too much risk.
“As always, if you ever feel in danger or if you witness something that concerns you, please do not hesitate to report it.” Alexis concluded. “My door is always open.”
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