The peacock network has given a straight-to-series order to Shades of Blue. The drama will star Jennifer Lopez and will be executive produced by Lopez and American Idol co-star Ryan Seacrest. NBC has ordered 13 epsidoes.
Adi Hasak will reportedly start working on scripts in June and producuction isn’t expecvted to get underway until 2015. The plan is to include the show as part of the 2015-16 season.
A cop drama, Shades of Blue will revolve around a single mother and police detective (Lopez) who’s recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. Her colleagues have become like family, helping her take care of her daughter, so she’s faced with a moral dilemma when she has to spy on her fellow cops.
“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.”
What do you think? Does this sound like a good series? Do you think Lopez can carry a show?