Jennifer Lopez to Star in Upcoming NBC Drama, "Blue"

Posted Saturday February 22, 2014 11:31 AM GMT

Already embarking upon her next acting endeavor, Jennifer Lopez has accepted NBC's offer to star in an upcoming series named "Blue."

NBC placed a 13-episode order for the new police drama, which is slated to premiere in 2015, and the 44-year-old brunette beauty will act as both the show's headlining star and executive producer.

According to Variety, "'Blue' centers on Harlee McCord — played by Lopez — a single mother and detective recruited to work undercover for the FBI’s anti-corruption task force. 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."

NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke released a statement about the "Papi" singer, saying, "Whether it's 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."

Continuing, 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. Ryan Seacrest is part of the NBCU family and doing his first scripted drama series with us makes perfect sense."

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