Looks like the bad girls are officially coming for you. After being passed by NBC, the Bad Boys spinoff, L.A.’s Finest, starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba has been picked up by Charter Communications.
The series will air on the company’s Spectrum Original Content platform making it the platform’s first original series.
According to Deadline, Sony TV took out the action pilot immediately after NBC passed on it. Charter Communications quickly emerged as a likely potential home, starting talks with Sony TV just days later.
“Charter has a strong passion for the project and we could not be more excited,” said Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television. “Immediately we knew this innovative new platform was absolutely the right home for L.A.’s Finest.”
The series follows Burnett (Union), who last was seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel. She now 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, Burnett 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.
Ernie Hudson, Zack Gilford, Duane Martin and Ryan McPartlin round out the cast.
Charter ordered 13 episodes of the series, and it’s slated to premiere in 2019.