NBC Passes On ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff ‘L.A.’s Finest’ Starring Gabrielle Union & Jessica Alba
In a surprising turn of events, NBC has opted to pass on the “L.A.’s Finest,” the Bad Boys spin-off series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.
Sources say talks between NBC and Sony TV broke down as part of the annual packaging negotiation between the network and studio which, this year, focused on Norman Lear’s “Guess Who Died,” “L.A.’s Finest” and bubble dramas “The Blacklist” and “Timeless.”
“L.A.’s Finest,” which saw Union reprise her role from the second Bad Boys feature film, was considered the biggest slam dunk of pilot season given its built in premise, star and producing team. Union also personally recruited Alba — who hadn’t done TV in years — to be her co-star. The drama landed at NBC with a sizable penalty and was among the network’s first pilot pickups.
The good news is – it ain’t over yet!
There is a chance another network may scoop up the series.
I have my fingers crossed for Gabrielle and Jessica!