Jennifer Lopez to star in US drama series

By David Knox on February 23, 2014 / Filed Under News 2

2014-02-23_0103Jennifer Lopez will star in, and executive produce a drama series, Shades of Blue, for NBC.

The network has ordered the 13-episode project straight to series, by-passing a pilot. Universal TV, Lopez’s Nuyorican Prods., Ryan Seacrest Prods., EGTV and H’s Films will produce.

The series is described as a complex cop series that centres on Harlee McCord — played by Lopez — a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. Harlee has become compromised by her colleagues – all of whom also pitch in to help her raise her daughter – and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself.

“Whether its producing, acting, singing or any of her other many entrepreneurial activities, Jennifer is an extraordinary talent and life force, and we’re delighted to be in business with her and Adi Hasak on this sophisticated show,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.

“We’re especially excited that Jennifer is returning to her acting roots from such great movies as Out of Sight and we know that she will create this complicated character in a vivid way that will breathe new life into the cop show genre. Ryan Seacrest is part of the NBCU family and doing his first scripted drama series with us makes perfect sense.”

The series is expected in the 2015-16 TV season.

Source: Variety

2 Comments »

  1. alfagirl February 23, 2014 at 11:05 pm -

    When describing JLo “actress” is not the first word that comes to mind. I don’t think she has the acting chops to carry a drama.

  2. maxxdude February 23, 2014 at 4:06 pm -

    “We’re especially excited that Jennifer is returning to her acting roots from such great movies as Out of Sight and we know that she will create this complicated character in a vivid way that will breathe new life into the cop show genre.”
    This has been the plot of countless cop shows.

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