- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of SPECTRUM
The Bad Boys movie franchise has traded in its bad boys for some bad ass women. And this new cop drama gets it spot-on by teaming the indomitable Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane) with her feisty partner in crime and fellow executive producer Jessica Alba (Mechanic: Resurrection).
Union reprises her role as Sydney Burnett, a DEA agent with a rep for taking out drug lords like the boss she is. Now newly minted as a detective for the LAPD, Burnett and her partner Nancy McKenna put their swagger to the test as they set out to trace the city’s nastiest vices — gangs, narcotics, robbery, and homicide — back to criminal mastermind Gabriel Knox. And with no shortage of fast bullets and faster barbs flying, Union and Alba undoubtedly pack the most punch with their deliciously playful performances that deliver the show’s emotional heart and keep audiences hungry for more.
This series is an exciting step up for writing duo Brandon Margolis (The Blacklist) and Brandon Sonnier (The Blacklist) who share showrunner credit for the first time with Pam Veasey (Hap and Leonard). With a stellar cast that includes Duane Martin (The New Edition Story), Ryan McPartlin (Hunter Killer), Zach Gilford (Good Girls), Laz Alonso (Armed), Sophie Reynolds (Youth & Consequences), and Ernie Hudson (Grace and Frankie), LA’s Finest proves to be star-studded and action-packed.