35% Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Drama Procedural
Developed by Matt Nix
Created by David Slack
First episode date 6 February 2017
|Based on "Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?" (article) by David Amsden|
Written by David Slack Trey Callaway Matt Nix
Directed by Len Wiseman Duane Clark
Executive producers Matt Nix, David Slack, Len Wiseman, Trey Callaway
Cast Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Eric Winter, Ernie Hudson
APB (short for "all-points-bulletin") is an American procedural drama broadcast on FOX during the 2016–17 season. A first trailer was released on May 16, 2016. The series premiered on February 6, 2017.
A tech billionaire is given control over a Chicago Police district, hoping to close the file of a murder of a close friend and his company's CFO. The story is loosely based on the New York Times Magazine article "Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans?"
Fox ordered the pilot of David Slack's police procedural about a tech billionaire who purchases a troubled police precinct. Matt Nix was hired to take over as showrunner on March 24, 2016.
On February 12, 2016, Natalie Martinez was cast as Theresa Murphy. On February 22, 2016, Caitlin Stasey was cast as Ada Hamilton. On March 1, 2016, Taylor Handley was cast as Officer Roderick Brandt. On March 11, 2016, Justin Kirk and Eric Winter were cast as Gideon Reeves and Sgt. Tom Murphy respectively. On March 15, 2016, Ernie Hudson was cast as Sgt. Ed Conrad.
Filming was temporarily shut down when Slack left the show over creative differences sometime before March 25, 2016, as Nix is now in charge. FOX announced that season one of the show would be shot in Chicago on May 11, 2016 and shortly thereafter, Trey Callaway was announced as co-showrunner of the series with Nix.
Internationally, the series premiered in Australia on FOX8 on February 16, 2017. And in New Zealand, it will soon debut on TV One.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 35% approval rating with a 4.46/10 out of 20 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "APB's reliance on high-tech gadgets at the expense of high-stakes drama makes it a cutting-edge police procedural not worth watching." Also, the review aggregator website Metacritic gave the series "mixed or average reviews" with a score of 45 (out of 100) based on 18 critics.