April 04, 2014 at 06:20 PM EDT

A conflicted hero is the person at the center of Fox’s newest drama, Gang Related — and, naturally, he also graces the show’s just-released poster.

Ramon Rodriguez stars as Det. Ryan Lopez, a rising star whose ties to the gang world of Los Angeles go much deeper than those who work with him in the elite gang task force know. “Ryan is an orphan who is taken in by this respected man in the neighborhood named Javier, and Javier happens to run a gang,” Rodriguez says in the exclusive sneak peek below. “So he sends Ryan also to the LAPD after he finished with the military.”

Rodriguez and his co-stars preview more of Ryan’s torn loyalties and their characters in the feature below:

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