The Bad Boys spin-off is coming to US after all

Bea Mitchell

From Digital Spy

UPDATE: Bad Boys spin-off LA's Finest has found a US home, and a rather unexpected one at that! After being commissioned by Bell Media in Canada, US media company Charter Communications has picked up LA's Finest and will launch it on new streaming platform Spectrum as its first original series.

The company's senior vice president, Katherine Pope, said today (June 26): "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."

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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ORIGINAL: Bad Boys spin-off LA's Finest is heading to TV on Canada's Bell Media.

Which means that, yep, it'll air in Canada while a US broadcaster is decided on.

The Canadian network has picked up the show – starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba – from Sony Pictures Television after package buying at the Los Angeles Screenings.

The show is a female take on the classic Bad Boys films, which starred Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. Union reprises her role as Special Agent Syd Burnett from 2003's Bad Boys II.

According to the show's official synopsis, free-spirited Syd has now moved from Miami to Los Angles for a fresh start and a new job as an LAPD detective.

On the job, she is partnered with Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mum who's envious of Syd's no-strings-attached lifestyle. The two women are opposites, but both are at the top of their fields.

Producing is Jerry Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad, who made the Bad Boys movies, while Alba and Union are also executive producers.

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The pilot has been written by Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, who previously worked on NBC's The Blacklist.

Earlier this month, the first images of Alba and Union on set were released, showing the two women looking pretty badass.

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