In a statement, Lopez — who also serves as an EP on Blue — noted that the series had reached its natural creative end point. “We crafted a poetic three-season arc on how [Harlee]’s journey ends, which is true redemption,” she revealed. “The way only Harlee could have done it — the hard way, the road less traveled.”
Lopez, who remains in business with NBC via World of Dance and the oft-delayed Bye Bye Birdie Live!, added, “Playing Harlee strengthened me and helped me grow into a more self-assured woman. It’s crazy how some parts permeate your soul and change you forever and for that I am grateful.”
The Blue cast also included Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Dayo Okeniyi, Vincent Laresca, Hampton Fluker and Sarah Jeffery.