Gabrielle Union is returning to the Bad Boys universe alongside franchise newcomer Jessica Alba, in a TV show called L.A.’s Finest. The spin-off will track Union’s Syd Burnett and her new partner Nancy McKenna (Alba) as they take down drug cartels in Los Angeles.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Canada’s Bell Media is responsible for greenlighting the series after purchasing it from Sony Pictures Television at a Los Angeles screening. The series kicks off with Burnett, Martin Lawrence’s character’s sister, transition from the Miami Police Department to the LAPD, at which point she’s assigned a new partner—Alba’s McKenna.
Eventually, Burnett’s wild lifestyle and career-driven personality will clash with McKenna’s more reserved, working mother persona, and both will have to learn to deal with each other while fighting crime in the City of Angels.
The news should tide fans over until we finally get to see Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-team for the third Bad Boys movie (and then please, God, for a fourth one titled Bad Boys 4 Life). It appears as though we're witnessing the dawn of the official Bad Boys Cinematic Universe and we're officially all in.