With Charter actively looking for scripted originals after former NBC and Chernin Entertainment executive Katherine Pope came on board at the beginning of the year, we have learned via The Hollywood Reporter that Charter Communications has picked up Bad Boys spin off L.A.’s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba as their first scripted series.
The series had originally been developed and passed on by NBC. Tuesday Charter and Sony Pictures Television has announced Tuesday that the drama has been picked up to series with a 13 episode order for a 2019 premiere on Spectrum’s platform. The conversations for the drama started almost immediately after NBC passed on the show. Pam Veasey has also joined the series as executive producer and co-showrunner along with co-creators and co-showrunners Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier.
Pope, now senior VP and head of originals at Charter Communications had this to say about the deal:
“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. 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.”
L.A.’s Finest follows Syd Burnett, played by Union, who we last saw in Bad Boys 2 in 2003 directed by Michael Bay. She has left her complicated past behind and become an LAPD detective. Now she has a new partner named Nancy McKenna, played by Alba, who is a working mom with another complex past. While they don’t agree on much, they find common ground when it comes to taking down the most dangerous criminals in LA.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter