After the death of Halyna Hutchins on the tounage of “Rust”, the showrunner of the detective series “The Rookie”, worn by Nathan Fillion, made the decision to ban real firearms on the set.
The tragedy on the film set from Rust last Thursday rocked the whole of Hollywood. In the aftermath of the tragedy, the detective series The Rookie made the decision to ban “real” firearms from its film set.
It was via a memo sent to staff that the showrunner of the cop show worn by Nathan Fillion, Alexi Hawley, announced this policy change.
In the past two seasons, The Rookie production had already changed its way of doing things by mainly using computer graphics to reproduce the lightning generated by firearms, and by using real weapons only for outdoor scenes. . According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will no longer be the case …
“As of today, we are introducing a new policy on the set of The Rookie. All guns will now be Air Soft pistols, gunshot flashes will be added digitally in post production“, wrote Alexi Hawley.
“There will be no more “real” weapons in the series. The safety of our actors and our team is too important. The slightest risk is already taking too many risks.”
This change comes after the tragic shooting on the set of the western Rust in New Mexico. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza seriously injured by an accidental shooting by Alec Baldwin.
At this time, we do not know if other productions, whether film or television, will follow The Rookie by banning “real” firearms on their sets.