The Fosters producer, Jennifer Lopez, is going to be the executive producer with her American Idol co-star Ryan Seacrest of a new drama, Shades of Blue.
The show will focus on Harlee McCord (Lopez) as a single mother that’s also part of an undercover FBI anti-corruption task force. McCord becomes compromised by her colleagues and has to go 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,” NBC Entertainment President, Jennifer Salke said.
“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,” Salke added. “Ryan Seacrest is part of the NBCU family and doing his first scripted drama series with us makes perfect sense.”
Writer Adi Hasak will start scripts in June and the show is shooting for a 2015 production start.