With the boom in television quality at the moment, and the fact that the medium is currently blowing movies out of the water, it’s not surprising to see big screen stars sprint to the small screen for big time roles. One actress who has been on TV but not in a drama is Jennifer Lopez, but that’s about to change.
According to The Wrap, the American Idol judge and movie actress will be starring in an NBC drama about a female police officer. The series has been given a 13-episode straight to series order and will be going with the title Shades of Blue.
Lopez will play Harlee McCord, a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. Part of a close-knit unit known for its conviction record, 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.
Lopez will serve as the show’s star and executive producer, along with Ryan Seacrest. The American Idol duo haven’t dabbled much in television drama, but Seacrest can prove himself as a television producer if he wades away from reality trash and into more critically acceptable waters that Shades of Blue appears to be in.