Saturday, January 16, 2021

Spectrum Cancels Cop Drama ‘L.A.’s Finest’ After 2 Seasons

Jessica Alba & Gabrielle Union - LA's Finest
Jessica Alba & Gabrielle Union – LA’s Finest

*Spectrum has announced the end of “L.A.’s Finest,” its first original series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba

The show was first picked up by the Spectrum Originals platform in 2018 and ran for two seasons. 

The decision to end the cop drama comes a little over a month after the second season debuted. 

The one-hour crime drama follows LAPD detectives Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) and Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba) who take on the most dangerous criminals while skirting the rules and speed limits.

“We hit the ground running,” Union previously shared with EUR correspondent Fahnia Thomas about season two. “We jump right into new mysteries. We go right into our characters’ new journeys. We get right to the fun and action,” she said. 

READ MORE: Gabrielle Union Celebrates Sexually Fluid Character In ‘L.A.’s Finest’ (Watch)

“It’s so fun to explore other characters and get right into the action. We’re cracking jokes! There’s drama! The stakes are higher right away. As everyone is binging the news, things can feel really dire, everything’s up in the air so it’s nice to shut that off and just be entertained for a moment,” Alba added. 

Union’s character, Syd Burnett, first appeared in 2003’s Bad Boys II, as the sister of Martin Lawrence’s Marcus.

“I love Bad Boys,” Union previously shared. “But I want to be, you know, the hero. I don’t want to be saved. The last time we saw Syd, she needed to be saved by her brother and her lover at the end. So, I wanted to explore what would it be like if we had two women who were just as capable as Marcus and Mike, who were just as funny, as kick-ass, who have equally cool, mysterious back stories. If not now, then when?”

“L.A.’s Finest” is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and 2.0 Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer (“Bad Boys”), Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise), KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer”), Brandon Margolis (“The Blacklist”), Brandon Sonnier (“The Blacklist”), Pam Veasey (“CSI:NY”), Doug Belgrad (“Peter Rabbit”), Jeff Gaspin (“To Tell the Truth”), Jeff Morrone (“Atomic Blonde”) and Anton Cropper (“Suits”), who also directed the pilot.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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