Season 01, Episode 1 – Hard Reset
To avenge a friend’s murder, a tech tycoon makes a deal to buy a troubled police precinct in Chicago in this drama, which begins with billionaire Gideon Reeves’ pitch to city leaders to introduce cutting-edge technology to fight crime, a notion that street-savvy Det. Theresa Murphy is willing to try even though her colleagues don’t think it will ever work, and just might make a bad situation worse.
After tech billionaire Gideon Reeves witnesses his best friend’s murder, he takes charge of Chicago’s troubled 13th District and reboots it as a technically innovative police force, challenging the district to rethink everything about the way they fight crime. Gideon knows if he’s going to change anything, he’ll need help, which he finds from Detective Theresa Murphy, an ambitious, street-smart cop who is willing to give Gideon’s technological ideas a chance. After Gideon launches the APB app, allowing citizens to immediately alert the police of a crime, downloads of the app spike, and Gideon realizes his work is just beginning.
Inspired by true events, APB is about the Chicago Police Department spiraling out of control amid sky-high crime, officer-involved shootings, cover-ups and corruption. After witnessing a violent crime first-hand, genius tech billionaire GIDEON REEVES (Justin Kirk), decides to do something about it, putting up millions of dollars of his own money to take over the troubled 13th Precinct and reboot it as a private police force: better, faster and smarter than anything seen before.
APB S01E01 – Pilot