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  • TV-14
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (6,753)

APB is an American television drama series created by Matt Nix, starring Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, and Taylor Handley. The show premiered on FOX in February 2017 and ran for one season before being cancelled. Based on true events, APB follows Gideon Reeves (Kirk), a billionaire tech innovator who takes over a Chicago police district after his best friend is murdered.

Reeves is a genius inventor who made his fortune developing cutting-edge technology. When he witnesses his friend's murder, he comes to the realization that the police department is ill-equipped to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of crime. Eager to make a change, Reeves takes control of the district, promising to overhaul the department with the most advanced technology available.

Reeves introduces a state-of-the-art communication system that allows people to report crimes instantly and gives the police access to real-time surveillance. Also, he creates an app that uses facial recognition to identify criminals on the street and sends cops digital dossiers on the suspects. Reeves believes that with the help of technology, they can solve crimes more efficiently.

Detective Theresa Murphy (Martinez), the head of the department's robbery/homicide division, is skeptical of Reeves' approach. She sees his technology as intrusive and impersonal. However, she soon realizes that it has its advantages when they use it to solve a case that could not have been solved using traditional police tactics.

Meanwhile, officer Nicholas Brandt (Handley) has his own problems. He is struggling with his partner's injury, which has left him traumatized, and his gambling addiction, which puts his job and life in jeopardy. Brandt's character arc is one of the most compelling in the show. We see him go from a washed-up cop to a respected officer who takes pride in his job.

The dynamic between Reeves, Murphy, and Brandt is the backbone of the show. It is engaging to see the three leads work together, even though they have different perspectives. As they solve crimes together, they form a bond that transcends their initial disagreements.

The show is full of action and suspense. Each episode sees the team investigate a new case, but there is also an overarching storyline of corruption within the police department. The show balances the two aspects well. The cases are intriguing, and the ongoing story is compelling.

APB is impressive for its innovative use of technology. The show offers a glimpse of how technology could be used to fight crime in the future. The gadgets and systems they create are incredibly fascinating. The show has a cinematic quality to it, with the use of drone shots and slow-motion sequences that make it visually stunning.

The show also explores the ethics of using technology to fight crime. It raises questions about surveillance and privacy, as well as what happens when technology fails. Many of the cases they investigate involve some kind of technology malfunction, which ultimately leads to a failure in solving the crime.

Overall, APB is an entertaining crime drama that delivers on action, suspense, and innovation. The show's strength is in its characters, who are well developed, and the relationships they form with each other. While it only lasted one season, it still has a lot to offer, and it is a shame it did not have the longevity it deserved.

APB is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on February 6, 2017.

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12. Ricochet
April 24, 2017
In the season finale, when Gideon is accused of recent terrorist attacks, he and Captain Conrad race to find the real culprit.
Pandora's Box
11. Pandora's Box
April 17, 2017
Gideon's life is jeopardized, so Conrad sends him home to get some distance from District 13. When the men after Gideon locate him, Murphy and Gideon hide in his unknown lab, where they get stuck.
Strange Bedfellows
10. Strange Bedfellows
April 10, 2017
When a serial rapist is out there somewhere, Captain Conrad directs Gideon and Murphy to locate the criminal before there are any more victims.
Last Train To Europa
9. Last Train To Europa
April 3, 2017
An FBI agent requests Murphy's assistance when he find out his informant's life might be in danger. Gideon not only helps Murphy with the investigation, but makes a choice that could make or break his business.
Fueling Fires
8. Fueling Fires
March 27, 2017
After another fire starts at one of the gang-run buildings, Murphy and Gideon learn that the cause is a lot worse than an act of gang revenge.
Risky Business
7. Risky Business
March 20, 2017
When Murphy and Ada team up to help solve a murder, they discover that the killer's next target is Gideon. After learning his safety's at risk during his company's huge technology convention, they utilize a high-tech scanning system to try and track down the killer.
Daddy's Home
6. Daddy's Home
March 13, 2017
After Gideon's dad gets into trouble, he looks to Gideon for help. Meanwhile, Brandt and Goss work to hunt down the leader behind a big grand theft auto case.
Above and Beyond
5. Above and Beyond
March 6, 2017
After a guy goes to extremes to find justice for his daughter, Gideon and Martinez utilize new technology to examine the case. Meanwhile, the assistant state attorney continues to question Gideon and his plans for the 13th district.
Signal Loss
4. Signal Loss
February 27, 2017
After armor-piercing bullets are discovered on the black market, the squad decides to send Officer Brandt on an undercover assignment to seize the criminals selling them.
Hate of Comrades
3. Hate of Comrades
February 20, 2017
A group of robbers kill a security guard who was a former police officer and who, before his death, used the APB app.
Personal Matters
2. Personal Matters
February 13, 2017
When Gideon goes with Murphy on a ride-along to see the effect of his reforms, they come across a pharmacy robbery that results in a child getting hurt.
Hard Reset
1. Hard Reset
February 6, 2017
After tech tycoon Gideon Reeves witnesses his best friend being killed, he takes lead of Chicago's rattled 13th District and reorganizes it as a technically advanced police force, challenging the district to reconsider everything about their methods of fighting crime.
Where to Watch APB
APB is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch APB on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 6, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (6,753)