Blue Bloods finally started production on Season 11 Thursday, and the cast could not be more excited to get back to work. Actors Steven Schirripa and Abigail Hawk both shared photos from the show's New York sets, with everyone wearing face masks to follow coronavirus pandemic guidelines. The new season also comes after a summer of protests against police brutality, changing how Hollywood plans to depict police on television.
Schirripa, who plays Anthony Abetemarco, an investigator in the district attorney's office, shared two photos from the set on Thursday, including one with co-star Bridget Moynahan, who stars as A.D.A. Erin Reagan. "Feels Great To Be Back At Work With My Friend [Moynahan]!!!! Are You Excited For Season 11 Of [Blue Bloods]?????" the former Sopranos actor asked his fans. Hawk also shared a photo with herself and the other actors who play members of Commissioner Frank Reagan's office, Gregory Jbara, and Robert Clohessy.
Production on Blue Bloods was delayed over the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The cast and crew were not even given a scheduled start date until last month. Not too much is known about the direction the show will go after its impromptu Season 10 finale, but we know the first episode will be titled "Triumph Over Trauma." Writer and executive producer Siobhan Byrne O'Connor shared a photo of the title page for her script of the episode on Instagram. On Monday, O'Connor also shared a photo with members of the crew, all wearing face masks.
Season 10's last episode turned out to be "Family Secrets," which was an appropriate way to end the season. The episode featured a rare twist for the show, as it was revealed that the late Officer Joe Reagan had a son, Joe Hill (Will Hochman) no one knew about. Even Frank (Tom Selleck) had no idea Joe Jr. was his grandson, even though the young Joe even works as a young detective! At the end of the episode, the Reagan family welcomed Joe to the family dinner.prevnext
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Over the summer, CBS hired 21CP Solutions to work with writers and producers of their crime procedurals, including Blue Bloods, in light of the Black Lives Matter protests. In an interview with TV Insider, Donnie Wahlberg said the show could "certainly be more mindful and do a better job of" addressing topical subjects.prevnext
Yaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so Happy to hear that too. I cant wait to watch Blue Bloods again. I miss all of you guys. Hugs 😊😊😊🤗🤗🤗 have a great evening.— 😇🧚♂️🙏❤Cheryl Marie❤🙏🧚♂️😇 (@4CherBear67) October 9, 2020
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"...We are aware that everybody in this country has to take a closer look at themselves right now and of course Blue Bloods has to do that as well," Wahlberg, who plays Detective Danny Reagan, said. "It’s a good opportunity for us to really engage in a lot of what’s going on, but also maybe help the discussion and be a part of the discussion." Fans will see how this all plays out when Blue Bloods returns before the end of the year on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.prevnext