April Lee Hernandez (Freedom Writers) has joined NBC's drama pilot Blue Blood, to be directed by Brett Ratner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on Edward Conlon's memoir, the 20th TV-produced Blue Blood is an ensemble show about NYPD rookie cops assigned to street patrol. The show centers on one of the cops, Ed (Logan Marshall-Green), a Harvard graduate.

Hernandez will play Sofia, a rookie NYPD cop who comes from the streets.