In Dark Blue, Dylan McDermott is Carter Shaw, the leader of a crack undercover team of police officers whose relentless pursuit of LA's worst criminals has cost him any semblance of a personal life. Shaw is a deeply wounded character, having lost his wife and much of his former life as he struggles to bring down criminals through complex undercover assignments. His team includes: Omari Hardwick portrayed by Ty Curtis, a recently married cop who struggles to maintain his dual existence; Logan Marshall-Green as Dean Bendis, a shoot-from-the-hip officer whose activities make fellow team members question his loyalties and Nicki Aycox is Jaimie Allen, a green patrol cop with excellent lying skills and a hidden past.
"The Jerry Bruckheimer label ensures that the new project will be dark, gritty and handsomely produced, though for the most part the series hews closely to safe procedural terrain -- taking far fewer chances than its life-risking protagonists. "Blue" does offer a few zestier character flourishes toward the end, but the dreary first mission is better executed than conceived." Variety