added: Mon, Dec 19th '16
What if someone like Steve Jobs took control of an under-funded police department and supplied them with all the latest tech gadgets and equipment. "APB" is a new cop show for FOX that plays with this tech-heavy, high-concept scenario.
Created by "Underworld" director Len Wiseman and "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix, the series stars Justin Kirk (from Showtime's "Weeds") as a tech billionaire who takes an unprecedented stand against crime and corruption by privatizing one of Chicago's failing police precincts -- turning it into an experimental startup venture where police officers are given the latest crime-fighting devices, including apps, drones, and state-of-the-art taser guns.
The FOX series also stars Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome), Caitlin Stasey (Reign), Taylor Handley (Vegas) and Tamberla Perry (Boss).
Wiseman directs the pilot episode of the upcoming series, which is set to premiere on Monday, February 6th. Watch the trailer, above.
Sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption: the over-extended and under-funded Chicago Police Department is spiraling out of control. Enter billionaire engineer GIDEON REEVES (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Justin Kirk). After his best friend is murdered in a botched attempted robbery, and the killer remains at large, Gideon demands justice. Putting up millions of dollars of his own money, he makes an unprecedented deal to take charge of the troubled 13th District -- and reboot it as a technically innovative police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before. With Gideon himself having created the department’s cutting-edge technology, this eccentric yet brilliant outsider challenges the city’s police force to rethink everything about the way they fight crime.
But the near-overnight transition to becoming the city’s most advanced police district isn’t easy. Gideon knows if he's going to change anything, he needs help, which he finds from DETECTIVE THERESA MURPHY (Natalie Martinez), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is willing to give Gideon’s technological changes a chance.
With the help of Gideon's gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District -- including a skeptical CAPT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson), and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry) -- into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century.
directed by Len Wiseman (pilot episode)
starring Justin Kirk, Ernie Hudson, Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Taylor Handley, Tamberla Perry
release date February 6, 2017 (on Fox)