During the premiere of 24: Live Another Day last night, Fox debuted the first trailer for its upcoming crime series Gang Related. Ramon Rodriguez stars as Ryan Lopez, a Los Angeles cop who has kept secret his affiliation to a notorious gang run by Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis) while joining an anti-gang task force. Terry O'Quinn, RZA, Sung Kang and Jay Hernandez co-star in this new drama, which debuts with the Pilot episode Thursday, May 22 at 9 PM ET.
Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. 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 became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a different band of brothers - a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos. When Ryan's best friend and police 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 only people who really know the streets can win the battle on the streets. 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 (Reynaldo Gallegos); and Ryan's childhood best friend, straight-laced investment banker Daniel (Jay Hernandez). But Ryan is starting to realize that he is even more dedicated to being a cop than he is to Los Angelicos. He is respected by his team, including Tae Kim (Sung Kang), Veronica "Vee" Dotsen (Inbar Lavi) and Task Force leader Sam Chapel (Terry O'Quinn), Ryan's other surrogate father figure, whose estranged daughter, Jessica Hill (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 police unit take aim at the city's most dangerous gangs. While balancing two allegiances, two father figures and two families, Ryan's increasing sense of loyalty to one will help him finally determine which side of the law he is really on.