Shades of Blue is in the midst of its third and final season. And while she is content that the series' time has drawn to an end, Jennifer Lopez has some thoughts about the end of the show and her character, Harlee Santos. Lopez has a special place in her heart for Harlee that is likely to excite the police drama's fans. Reflecting on the character and what she has meant to her, Lopez said:
Jennifer Lopez has played a lot of characters during her career, so her sentiments are undoubtedly massive praise for Shades of Blue's Harlee. And from the sound of things, Harlee's impact will be felt by Lopez for a long time to come. Morally complex characters will do that. Based on her comments it also sounds as though the decision to end Shades of Blue was a mutual one rather than a one-way cancellation that left the show in a creative lurch, per her interview with IndieWire.
Despite her love for the character, Jennifer Lopez feels like Season 3 is the right time to bid Harlee farewell. In fact, Lopez says she could feel that time coming when she got to the third installment of the series. On how she feels wrapping up Shades of Blue, Lopez said:
Jennifer Lopez added that she did three years on both Shades of Blue and with her Las Vegas residency, so maybe three is her lucky number. Hopefully, the series finale will bring closure to Shades of Blue's cast of characters and give the fans a fulfilling end to their three-season investment in the story. Fans knew going into Season 3 that it would be the crime drama's last. It is a piece of important knowledge that should help fans brace themselves for what's to come.
There are only two episodes left of the series, so it is coming down to the wire. While it is hard to let go of any show, it seems that fans can rest assured that the series will come to a well-realized end that concludes the story. The good news for Jennifer Lopez fans is that while she will not be seen in new episodes of Shades of Blue for much longer, they can still catch the multi-hyphenate entertainer as a judge on NBC's World of Dance.
As for Jennifer Lopez's Harlee, fans will not have to wait much longer to learn what her fate will be. The third and final season of Shades of Blue airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. The series finale will air August 19. For the new shows premiering before your fall favorites return, check out CinemaBlend's summer premiere guide. For new television shows set to arrive this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.