TV series bans real guns from the set
After the accident on the set of the film “Rust”, the first productions draw consequences. The series “The Rookie” bans real weapons from the set.
No real weapons are to be used on the set of the US police series “The Rookie”. The production draws conclusions from the fatal incident on the set of Alec Baldwin’s (63) western film “Rust”, in which the camerawoman Halyna Hutchins (1979-2021) died and director Joel Souza (48) was seriously injured. As reported by “The Hollywood Reporter”, the series banned all real weapons from the set “with immediate effect”.
The series is said to have mainly used computer graphics for shooting scenes in the past two seasons, but real weapons were also used occasionally, it said. They now want to replace them with airsoft guns.
Showrunner Alexi Hawley (54) is said to have sent a memo to the broadcaster ABC and the staff of the series on Friday to inform them of the innovation. The “tragic incident in New Mexico” “shocked” him. “The safety of our cast and crew is too important,” wrote Hawley. “Any risk is too much risk.”