Bad Boys TV spinoff, L.A.’s Finest has received a series order from Charter Communications.

L.A.’s Finest – which will showcase high-profile stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba – has been ordered to series by Charter Communications for a 13-episode inaugural season as an hourlong drama, set for a 2019 premiere.

While L.A.’s Finest was originally planned by Sony Pictures Television as a series for NBC, the network passed on the project. Now, Charter, the second-largest cable company in the world (just behind Comcast), has seized upon an opportunity that will make L.A.’s Finest, its very first original scripted series.

The series centers on Syd Burnett, Union’s character from Bad Boys II, more than a decade after the events of the movie. The sister to Marcus (Martin Lawrence) and love interest to Mike (Will Smith) is now an LAPD detective partnered with Jessica Alba’s Nancy McKenna. McKenna is a working mom with a complicated past and Burnett tries to discover whether her lifestyle is a cover for an intense personal secret. The two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles.

Union wrote on Instagram, “The will they or wont they is over – it’s happening people!!!! LA’s Finest has been officially picked up by Charter Communications’… marking their first major series order for Spectrum.  Cannot wait for you to watch @jessicaalba and I kick ass and take names! 13 episodes coming at ya in 2019!”

LA’s Finest was one of the highest-profile and most expensive pilots to shoot this season, with its budget said to be around $12 million. Union and Alba also serve as executive producers.

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