Upfronts 2013: First Look At Fox’s ‘Gang Related' – TVWise

Gang Related is one of five new drama series that Fox has ordered for the 2013-2014 season. The drama hails from Chris Morgan & 20th Century Fox Television and follows a gang member who is sent to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rises through its ranks. Want to know more about Gang Related ? TVWise presents a first look at the new series.
Only people who really know the streets can win the battle on the streets. In the gritty new action-drama Gang Related, Detective Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez) is a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn’t know is that long before Ryan was a cop, he pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers – a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ryan’s best friend and partner is senselessly killed by a notorious gang member, Ryan teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green (RZA), who has been at the forefront of the city’s war on organized crime. In this war between law enforcement and gangs, the series explores how every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Despite his profession, Ryan is still beholden to the gang’s leader, Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis), the father figure Ryan has tried to make proud his entire life and the man who masterminded his entry into the police force. It’s a secret that has been held for a decade by Ryan, Javier and Javier’s sons: cold-blooded gang lieutenant Carlos (Rey Gallegos); and Ryan’s childhood best friend, straight-laced investment banker Daniel (Jay Hernandez). But Ryan is even more dedicated to being a cop. He is respected by his team, including Tae Kim (Sung Kang), Vanessa “Vee” Harel (Inbar Lavi) and Task Force leader Sam Chapel (Terry O’Quinn), Ryan’s other surrogate father figure, whose estranged daughter, Jessica Shaw (Shantel VanSanten), is the city’s Assistant District Attorney. Ryan’s education comes from the streets. And that schooling will work to his advantage, as he, Cassius and the rest of the task force take aim at the city’s most dangerous gangs, while his increasing sense of loyalty to his task force family helps him determine which side of the law he is really on.
Fox’s Trailer For Gang Related Follows Below: