Gabrielle Union’s Bad Boys Spinoff Title Announced: ‘L.A.’s Finest’
Gabrielle Union’s new NBC drama pilot has an official name. The spinoff, which co-stars Jessica Alba, is from the Bad Boy movie franchise and will be called, L.A.’s Finest.
As previously reported, the project follows the Special Agent Syd Burnett character played by Union in 2003’s “Bad Boys II” movie as she moves to Los Angeles and joins the LAPD. The free-spirited former DEA agent Burnett has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective.
She’s partnered with Nancy McKenna (played by Jessica Alba), 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.
The TV show represents a female take on the Bad Boys movies — which focused on two partnered Miami Police detectives, played by Martin Lawrence and Will Smith — with two female LAPD detective partners, played by Union and Alba, at the center.
The pilot is from Bad Boys movies’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad, Primary Wave Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV. Alba and Union also executive produce.