Jennifer Lopez has signed on to play an undercover police officer in an upcoming NBC series. The singer/actress landed the lead role in "Shades of Blue," a crime drama centering on a single-mother detective who is recruited to work for the FBI.
Jennifer Salke, of NBC, explained, "Jennifer is an extraordinary talent and life force, and we're delighted to be in business with her... We're especially excited that Jennifer is returning to her acting roots... and we know that she will create this complicated character in a vivid way that will breathe new life into the cop show genre."
Production on "Shades of Blue" is expected to begin in 2015.
Lopez started her showbiz career as a dancer on "In Living Color." She recently spent time as a judge on "American Idol" and has her own Latin series, "Q'Viva! The Chosen." She currently produces "The Fosters" on ABC Family.
She has appeared in films including "Out Of Sight," "Maid in Manhattan" and "Monster-In-Law." The actress is also working on two upcoming movies, "The Boy Next Door" and "Lila & Eve."