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Shades of Blue is an American crime drama television series created by Adi Hasak. The series is set in New York City and stars Ray Liota & Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is forced to work in the FBI’s anti-corruption task force, while dealing with her own financial and family problems.
Jennifer Lopez as Detective Harlee Santos, a corrupt officer with the NYPD 64th Precinct in Brooklyn and FBI informant for the anti-corruption task force. She is the single mother to 17-year-old Cristina; Cristina’s father was abusive, and shortly after his release from prison in 2005, Harlee framed him for murder. She joined Lt. Wozniak’s crew after he helped cover up her frame job. After getting arrested by the FBI in an anti-corruption investigation, she becomes a reluctant informant against Wozniak in exchange for immunity.
Ray Liotta as Lieutenant Matt Wozniak, the corrupt commander of the 64th Precinct, and the main target in an FBI anti-corruption investigation. He is a 25-year veteran of the force, and before that spent six years in the United States Marine Corps. He is very close to Harlee, whom he considers a daughter, and Harlee’s own daughter, Cristina. He is bisexual, married to Linda and having an affair with Donnie before Donnie was killed by Loman in self-defense in “One Last Lie”. His own daughter was said to have been clinically depressed and committed suicide at the age of 19.