NBC's new police drama, Shades of Blue, starring Jennifer Lopez premieres on 7 January. According to -year-old singer/actress, the show is more than just a police procedural and will focus more on human nature.
"What I love about this story and this piece is mostly that it is very human. People at the core are good, but we do things that are questionable all the time," Lopez said on The Today Show. "It's not so much about cops as it is about the world and about human nature," she explained. (via Latin Post)
The official synopsis of the premiere episode of Shades of Blue reads as follows: NYPD detective Harlee Santos (Lopez), who's part of a crew of dirty Brooklyn cops, is picked up by the FBI, which will do whatever it takes—including leveraging her daughter—to turn her into an informant against her fellow squad members. Check out a preview clip below:
Shades of Blue season 1, episode 1 airs this Thursday at 10pm ET on NBC. You can click here to watch the episode via live stream online (in the US).
What is Shades of Blue all about
Harlee Santos (Jennifer Lopez) is a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit crew of Brooklyn detectives, led by Lieutenant Matt Wozniak (Emmy Award winner Ray Liotta, "Goodfellas," "Field of Dreams"), who often leads the team to step outside the limitations of the law in order to effectively protect their precinct and their own.
As a big illegal job looms on the horizon, the FBI catches Harlee in the act and pits her against her own unit. As a newly turned informant, she struggles to safeguard her on-the-job family and avoid arrest in order to stay with her daughter. Harlee engages in a perilous dance with her FBI handler, Special Agent Stahl (Warren Kole), who develops an unhealthy obsession with her. Meanwhile, Wozniak, acting as the unit's patriarch, begins an all-consuming hunt for the informant. Pressure mounts as the crew struggles to perform their brand of street justice under FBI watch.
Below is the official synopsis of the second episode titled - Original Sin You:
"Wozniak sees informants everywhere, so Harlee suggests that he polygraph the entire crew; an appeals case causes Wozniak to watch tapes from his first encounter with Harlee; and Espada helps Tess deal with her husband's infidelity."