Official Trailer for A.P.B. (on FOX)
WHAT-IS: "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 over the troubled 13th District – and reboot it as a private police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before. With cutting-edge technology created by Gideon himself, 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 the city’s most advanced police district doesn’t sit well with all of its members. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he needs an ally, whom he finds in OFFICER THERESA MURPHY (Natalie Martinez, “Kingdom,” “Under the Dome”), an ambitious, street-smart cop who is ready to embrace Gideon’s technological changes. With the help of Gideon’s gifted tech officer, ADA HAMILTON (Caitlin Stasey “Reign”), he and Murphy embark on a mission to turn the 13th District – including a skeptical SGT. NED CONRAD (Ernie Hudson, “Grace and Frankie,” “Ghostbusters”), and determined OFFICERS NICHOLAS BRANDT (Taylor Handley “Vegas,” “Southland”) and TASHA GOSS (Tamberla Perry “Boss”) – into a dedicated crime-fighting force of the 21st century." (www.fox.com/apb)
RoboCop's "OCP" meets "Person of Interest", with a revenge-trip angle? Interested to see how an "alternate reality police force" flourished in the current reality that which is U.S.A., thanks to executive producer/director Len Wiseman (LUCIFER, “Underworld”) and executive producer/writer Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) - where "billionaires" do not don armored suits and black capes to fight vigilante crime, but pour cash into tech, to somehow "legitimately" help the police fight crime.
Although I am suddenly reminded of a series I adored by sadly was cut short; "Almost Human", where crime-fighting in the future is depicted (but then again I've always loved the ideas of androids/cyborgs :p). I did not manage to catch "Minority Report" (and have no innate desire to, alas), and am constantly intrigued by police procedurals (my current fav is "Chicago PD"), especially those tinged with a slice of "future advancements" to aid current problems… but that's just me.
Not going to deny anyone "entertainment" with a dose of "hope", right? :)