Like Gabrielle Union-Wade tweeted, “Always remember, when 1 door slams in your face…theres always another house down the street that will welcome you with all the doors and windows wide open;” One person’s “no” is another person’s “yes.”
L.A.’s Finest, the Bad Boys spin-off starring Gabrielle Union, is getting a second chance after NBC passed on the pilot in May.
Bell Media, a Canadian broadcast company, just inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television to air the series on one of its premium channels. At the same time, Sony is reportedly closing in on a similar agreement with Charter Communications. The Sony deal will enable the Bad Boys spin-off to air in the US.
The actress will reprise her role as Syd Burnett, Marcus’ (Martin Lawrence) younger sister in 2003’s Bad Boys II. In the film she was an undercover agent. She’s now an LAPD detective looking to escape her past on the West Coast. However, her unapologetic lifestyle clashes with her new partner Nancy McKenna, played by Jessica Alba. Throughout the series the two will have to find a common ground to productively take on L.A.’s not-so-finest.
The series, which consists of 13 episodes so far, will be executive-produced by both Union and Alba.