Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba are leading a Bad Boys spinoff series.
Take a look at the trailer released for upcoming action-drama series L.A.’s Finest, which finds Union reprising her Bad Boys II role as Sydney Burnett, sister to Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett.
The first series for Spectrum Originals, the premium content initiative for US company Charter Communications, L.A.’s Finest will catch up with Syd (Union) in LA, seemingly leaving her complicated past behind. She’s paired with a new partner, Nancy (Alba), a working mother and someone with an equally complex history. As the pair take on some of LA’s most dangeorus criminals, skirt the rules, and become a force to be reckoned with, they also find themselves making an impact on each other’s lives.
Spectrum is aiming big with their first original; the pilot reportedly cost around $US12 million to produce. It appears to be a slick, energetic series, with what looks like strong chemistry between our leads. Fingers crossed it carries a strong through-line narrative to keep viewers engaged for all of the season’s 13 episodes.
Union and Alba executive produce the series, which also also stars Zack Gilford and Duane Martin as Ben Walker and Ben Baines, respectively, Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna, Sophie Reynolds as Isabel “Izzy” McKenna, and Ernie Hudson as Joseph Vaughn.
L.A.’s Finest will be premiering on Spectrum on May 13, when the first three episodes will be released to Spectrum video subscribers free On Demand. Eps will then be released weekly thereafter until the season wraps. We’ll see where it lands in Australia (Sony Pictures Television has worldwide distribution).