“Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side.” Gang Related is an upcoming television series on FOX that looks to be nail-biting and action-filled. The premiere of this action-drama television show premieres Thursday, May 22nd, 9/8c.
This series tells the story of a respected cop, Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), who is also rightfully a member of a latino gang ran by his family friends; They call themselves the Los Angelicos. After the passing of Ryan’s father, he was taken in by the gangs leader, Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis). Having Javier as his father figure, and the only ardent family he has ever had, was the reason Ryan was forced into Los Angelicos’ gang. The burden of being an admired cop and a member of his family’s gang weighs heavy on Ryan’s shoulders when one of his case studies involves taking out members of Los Angelicos.
Ryan’s partner, Cassius Green (RZA), is completely oblivious to Ryan’s involvement in Los Angelicos. While on the job, Cassius becomes more and more suspicious of Ryan’s intentions while they are on the chase for the gang. For decades, Ryan has been keeping this secret from his team members, whom he cares for and respects deeply. How much longer will he be able to contain the lies?
To make matters worse, two of the Los Angelicos gang members are his childhood best friends and also happen to be the sons of Javier Acosta. These brothers are: Carlos (Rey Gallegos) and Daniel (Jay Hernandez). His admiration and respect for these two men, who are like brothers to him, begins to slowly but surely take a turn through different sequences of events.
Find out which side of the law Ryan decides to take, and which important aspect of his life means more to him: his family or his job.
Check out Ramon Rodriguez speaking about his new series on Entertainment weekly!
For further information on Los Angelicos’ leader, catch The Hollywood Reporter’s post.
An official trailer for this series can be seen here!