Barry Levinson To Direct Shades of Blue!

Big news! The pilot for Jennifer Lopez’s upcoming NBC TV drama, Shades of Blue, will be directed by Academy Award-winning director, Barry Levinson. He will also executive produce and have a hands on role in developing the series, which is set to premiere next Fall.

Jennifer will play Harlee McCord, a single mother and detective who is 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 dirty cop colleagues — all of whom also pitch in to help raise her daughter — and finds herself faced with the moral dilemma of working against her cop brothers in order to redeem herself.

Production is scheduled to begin next Summer in New York.

I’m so excited about this series!