“Gang Related,” FOX’s new crime drama about gang member turned LAPD Det. Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), debuted Thursday (May 22) with an episode that saw Lopez’s partner killed by a notorious gang member. The death causes Lopez to join the department’s elite Gang Task Force, despite that fact that he is still beholden to the Los Angelicos leader Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis).

Prior to the premiere on TV, FOX screened the pilot episode for some real-life former gang members. Watch their reactions in the above video, available exclusively here at Zap2it.

What did you think of the “Gang Related” premiere? Will you be tuning in every week?