“I have enjoyed producing and starring in this beautifully complicated world and playing such an empowering yet flawed character — a woman, a detective, but, first and foremost, a mother,” Lopez said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “Now looking at it with a little distance, 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. We crafted a poetic three-season arc on how her journey ends, which is true redemption. The way only Harlee could have done it — the hard way, the road less traveled. I thank NBC and all the talented actors, writers, crew and producers for going on this journey with us!”
It appears Lopez is clearing up her schedule. This news comes on the recent announcement that she’s ending her Las Vegas residency.
With more time on her hands, maybe her long-gestating Bye Bye Birdie live musical for the peacock network will finally come to fruition. It’s was originally supposed to air December 2017, but was pushed to 2018. It was delayed again earlier this year and postponed to 2019.
In addition to Bye Bye Birdie, J. Lo has two upcoming films in the works, the second season of World of Dance and her music. She certainly loves to keep busy.