Spectrum renews Bad Boys spin-off L.A.’s Finest for second season
The Wrap has brought word that Spectrum Original’s first series made for their new banner, Bad Boys spin-off L.A.’s Finest starring Gabrielle Union (Breaking In) reprising her role from the second film and Jessica Alba (Mechanic: Resurrection), has received a second season order from the premium cable network!
L.A.’s Finest first season follows the story of Syd Burnett (Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles in this character-driven drama.
“We’re thrilled L.A.’s Finest has resonated with our subscribers in such a major way. When I first saw the pilot – a show about two strong women learning to trust and support each other and still getting into plenty of trouble – I knew I’d follow them anywhere,” said Katherine Pope, head of Spectrum Originals. “Kudos to Gabrielle and Jessica, as stars and executive producers, along with creators Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis and everyone else involved, for helping us launch our first original series and making the decision to greenlight a second season incredibly easy.”
Additional cast for the series also includes Ernie Hudson as Joseph Burnett, Zack Gilford as Ben Walker, Duane Martin as Ben Baines, and Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna.
The series helms from Sony Pictures TV, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and 2.0 Entertainment.
Pam Veasey (CSI:NY) will serve as co-showrunner of the series and is executive producing alongside Union, Alba, and writers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier (The Blacklist). Doug Belgrad (Peter Rabbit), Jerry Bruckheimer (Bad Boys), Jonathan Littman (CSI franchise), KristieAnne Reed (Lucifer), Jeff Gaspin (To Tell the Truth), and Jeff Morrone (Atomic Blonde) will also executive produce. Anton Cropper directed the pilot and is an executive producer.
The entire 13-episode first season is available for viewing for Spectrum subscribers.