EVERY VILLAIN HAS A NOBLE CAUSE, EVERY HERO HAS A DARK SIDE ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “GANG RELATED” –
- Gritty new action-drama GANG RELATED centers on Detective RYAN LOPEZ (Ramon Rodriguez), a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force who long before he became a cop, 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, he teams up with longtime Task Force member CASSIUS GREEN (RZA), who has been at the forefront of the city’s war on organized crime.
- Despite his profession, Ryan is still beholden to the gang’s leader, JAVIER ACOSTA (Cliff Curtis), the father figure he 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 (Rey Gallegos); and straight-laced investment banker DANIEL (Jay Hernandez), Ryan’s childhood best friend.
- But Ryan is starting to realize that he might be 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 (Shantel VanSanten), is the city’s Assistant District Attorney.
Cast: Ramon Rodriguez as Ryan Lopez; RZA as Cassius Green; Terry O’Quinn as Sam Chapel; Cliff Curtis as Javier Acosta; Jay Hernandez as Daniel Acosta; Sung Kang as Tae Kim; Inbar Lavi as Veronica “Vee” Dotsen; Shantel VanSanten as Jessica Chapel; and Rey Gallegos as Carlos Acosta