TV Line: Tom Selleck Says Frank Reagan Is Considering Resignation in 'Blue Bloods' Season 11

Odette Odendaal
Dec 03, 2020
09:02 A.M.

Tom Selleck teased a possible major change for his character Frank Reagan in the new season of "Blue Bloods," with all-new episodes of the police drama just around the corner.


The addition of a new character and the return of another help set the tone of Season 11 of "Blue Bloods." However, Tom Selleck, who stars as the NYPD police commissioner Frank Reagan, gave insight into the storyline's possibility.

While the new season of the police drama will address social issues faced in the real world during this difficult year, it will also zoom in on the changes within the Reagan family.

Tom Selleck on an episode of "Blue Bloods" on May 1, 2020. | Source: Getty Images.

Tom Selleck on an episode of "Blue Bloods" on May 1, 2020. | Source: Getty Images.


Fans of the police drama last saw a fresh episode on May 1, when Frank Reagan discovered that he has a grandson, Joe Hill, who also works for the police force.

Hill is the son of Frank's deceased son Joe who got killed while on duty; Hill is welcomed into the family with open arms, even though it turns into an emotional and challenging time for Frank.


Baez and Danny's fates are still unknown after they disappeared, and Whoopi Goldberg also makes her as council speaker Regina Thomas. Addressing social issues from different angles can also be expected, as the show's executive producer, Kevin Wade, explained.


“In the season going forward, we try to provide the points of view of the people who are charged with protecting and the people who sometimes charge them with stepping over boundaries in that protection. Those are both true and fair stories to tell," Wade said.



With the influence social distancing has on filming, Donnie Wahlberg, who stars as Danny, elaborated on one of the show's most beloved traditions - the weekly Reagan family dinner.

Since it's such an integral part of the show, Wahlberg noted that producers would find a way to make Sunday family dinners work if they can find a way to do so without compromising regulations.



However, when season 11 returns to CBS on December 4, it shows escalating situations get to Frank on an emotional level, wearing him down to the point where he feels it might be time to let go, as Selleck revealed.

“Frank is seriously considering resignation. The job is so wearing on him. He’s looked for ways out before, but this time it’s serious," Selleck explained. "He doesn’t think he’s being effective in this antipolice climate, and he can’t protect the rank and file. So maybe it’s time for new blood.”



Even though important issues will feature, the show's producers didn't embrace the expression of the novel coronavirus and the Black Lives Matter movement the way other shows have, according to Bridget Moynahan, who stars as Erin Reagan.

They wanted to remain true to the show's core, which is the Reagan family and the stories important to their viewers, but unlike other shows, they won't be filming with masks and other protective gear.

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