The Bad Boys spinoff L.A.’s Finest has earned a second season order from Spectrum Originals. The action drama starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union premiered on Spectrum on May 13, 2019 and wraps up its first season on June 17th.
Series stars Alba and Union executive produce the cop series with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnneReed, Pam Veasey, Doug Belgrad, Jeff Gaspin, Jeff Morrone, and Anton Cropper. The Blacklist‘s Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier created the series, serve as showrunners, and also executive produce.
L.A.’s Finest originally started off as a NBC project. Spectrum Originals picked it up after NBC opted not to move forward with the 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.”
The series is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and 2.0 Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.
“We are overwhelmed by the audience’s response to LA’s Finest,” said SPT President, Jeff Frost. “Gabrielle and Jessica are brilliant together and our incredible showrunners Brandon Sonnier, Brandon Margolis and Pam Veasey did an amazing job of crafting an action-packed and riveting season one. We can’t wait to work again with this amazing team of prolific and talented executive producers and dive into the next chapter for Syd and Nancy.”
“Season One followed Syd Burnett (Union), who was last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel and left her complicated past to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd was forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle was masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy became a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.”