It turns out, audiences in the United States of America will get to see L.A.'s Finest after all.
The Bad Boys spinoff has been snapped up by Charter Communications and will air on the company’s Spectrum Original Content platform.
“Charter has a strong passion for the project and we could not be more excited. Immediately we knew this innovative new platform was absolutely the right home for L.A.’s Finest,” said Jeff Frost, President of Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the project, in a statement.
“Charter is excited to partner with top producers Sony, [Jerry] Bruckheimer and the rest of the incredible team behind and in front of the camera on our first Spectrum Original Content endeavor,” said Katherine Pope, Senior Vice President, Head of Original Content, Charter Communications.
“Our content partnerships offer us a great opportunity to provide Spectrum customers with the dynamic, authentic and unique programming that drives value for their Spectrum subscription.”
It's certainly a bold move, but it means that stateside audiences will get to see a show that could have disappeared into the ether after it failed to secure a series pickup from NBC.
Having two marketable stars in Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union, and the show's pedigree as a spinoff of a popular movie series means it will likely come with a built-in audience.
The official logline for the offshoot reads:
Free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who can’t help but look at Syd’s freedom with some grass-is-greener envy.
These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields in this action-packed, character-driven procedural.
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