A “Bad Boys” spinoff that was originally a drama pilot at NBC received a series order from Charter Communications, which has been actively ramping up its original programming. Variety reports that “L.A.’s Finest” stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.
“The Sony Pictures TV production, exec produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is the first series to be greenlit by Charter, which recruited TV veteran Katherine Pope in January to spearhead the Spectrum Original Content initiative,” Variety reports.
Pope, senior VP and head of original content for Charter, is quoted saying: “Charter is excited to partner with top producers Sony, 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.”
Variety adds: “’L.A.’s Finest’ was developed this past development season for NBC. Union plays a police detective with a complicated past who relocates to Los Angeles from Miami and finds [an] odd-couple partner in Alba. Union’s role is a revival of the Syd Burnett character she played in the 2003 Sony-released actioner ‘Bad Boys II.’ Ernie Hudson, Zack Gilford, Duane Martin and Ryan McPartlin round out the cast.”