Spectrum Originals, L.A.'s Finest

This series follows Syd (Gabrielle Union) and Nancy (Jessica Alba) as
LAPD detectives who become a force to be reckoned with.

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Spectrum Originals, L.A.'s Finest

This series follows Syd (Gabrielle Union) and Nancy (Jessica Alba) as LAPD detectives who become a force to be reckoned with.

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Synopsis

From the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer “Bad Boys” franchise, the one-hour series follows Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has seemingly left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits, Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.

Press Contacts

  • Jennifer Reed
    BWR Public Relations (on behalf of Spectrum Originals)
    Phone310-248-6128
    EmailJennifer.Reed@bwr-pr.com
  • Lauren Grossman
    Sony Pictures Television
    Phone310-244-8476
    EmailLauren_Grossman@spe.sony.com
  • Molly Kukla
    BWR Public Relations (on behalf of Spectrum Originals)
    Phone310-248-6185
    EmailMolly.Kukla@bwr-pr.com
  • Amanda Munoz-Temple
    Sony Pictures Television
    Phone310-244-8853
    EmailAmanda_Munoz-Temple@spe.sony.com

Press Release

June 14, 2019
“L.A.’S Finest” Picked up for Second Season by Spectrum Originals

Los Angeles (June 14, 2019) – Following a break-out premiere season, Spectrum Originals has greenlit a second season for their debut series, “L.A.’s Finest.” The announcement was made today by series stars and executive producers Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba at Opening Night of the 59th Monte Carlo Television Festival. All thirteen episodes of the Sony Pictures Television-produced hit drama will be available to binge free and on-demand, exclusively to Spectrum’s subscribers when season one finales Monday, June 17.

February 07, 2019
'L.A.’S Finest,’ Spectrum Originals’ First Series, Starring & Executive Produced by Gabriella Union and Jessica Alba, to Debut May 13

Los Angeles (February 7, 2019) – “L.A.’s Finest,” the highly anticipated series marking the launch of Charter Communications’ premium content initiative Spectrum Originals, and produced by Sony Pictures Television, will make its premiere on Spectrum’s On Demand platform on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Fact Sheet

August 25, 2018
Spectrum Originals - L.A'S FINEST One-Hour Drama Series

CAST:

Gabrielle Union - Syd Burneyy (Bad Boys II, Top Five, Think Like A Man)

Jessica Alba - Nancy McKenna (Dark Angel, Fantastic Four, Little Fockers)

Zach Gilford - Ben Walker (Friday Night Lights, The Purge: Anarchy)

Duane Martin - Ben Baines (Scream 2, Any Given Sunday)

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SEASON 1

Episode List & Description Download Episodes list
  • Monday , May 13
    1. Pilot

    When a young boy becomes the target of a powerful cartel, our team must race against the clock to keep him safe. But when Syds personal quest for justice threatens the operation, she and McKenna must decide whom they really serve and protect.

    WRITTEN BY BRANDON MARGOLIS & BRANDON SONNIER. DIRECTED BY ANTON CROPPER.

  • Monday , May 13
    2. Defiance

    Our team must track down a budding serial killer who lures young women into isolated areas before killing them live on social media. Meanwhile, Syd's dangerous secret collides with McKenna's complicated past.

    WRITTEN BY PAM VEASEY & JOHN DOVE. DIRECTED BY ANTON CROPPER.

  • Monday , May 13
    3. Con Air

    A body abruptly plummets onto a busy street, seemingly falling straight out of the sky, and our team is left to piece together the clues. Meanwhile, Syd and McKenna realize they need to trust each other if they want to escape the ghosts of their past.

    WRITTEN BY BRANDON MARGOLIS & BRANDON SONNIER. DIRECTED BY MARK TONDERAI.

  • Monday , May 20
    4. Déjà Vu

    Time is up - Syd and McKenna need to get Knox's fentanyl into police custody while leaving no trace of their own involvement. But can they pull it off when McKenna is distracted by Izzy's strange behavior and a ghost from Syd's past returns to haunt her?

    WRITTEN BY ANDREA THORNTON BOLDEN. DIRECTED BY ANTONIO NEGRET.

  • Monday , May 20
    5. Farewell...

    Our LAPD team works to solve the mystery behind the brutal death of a trans woman, while Syd and McKenna are tangled up in their own personal complications. As the hunt for Knox intensifies, Syd is forced to face her traumatic and complicated past head-on when an old flame is transferred to the LAPD. Meanwhile, McKenna helps Izzy process the grief from her mother's fatal car accident.

    WRITTEN BY J. L. TIGGETT. DIRECTED BY EAGLE EGILSSON.

  • Monday , May 27
    6. ... My Lovely

    With Dante back in her life, it's impossible for McKenna to keep hiding the truth about her mother's death from Syd. At the same time, Syd is in a mess of her own as Arlo plots against those she loves. As if this isn't enough on Syd and McKenna's plate, our team continues its hunt for answers in the murder of the trans woman and her fiancé.

    WRITTEN BY DIANA MENDEZ BOUCHER. DIRECTED BY JANICE COOKE.

  • Monday , May 27
    7. Book of Secrets

    Syd and Mckenna's personal hunt for Gabriel Knox ramps up as they let the Bens in on their search for the elusive Arlo. Meanwhile, a conflicted Syd must deal with a family crisis, while McKenna is left with a difficult choice between her past and her future.

    WRITTEN BY BRANDON MARGOLIS & BRANDON SONNIER. DIRECTED BY ANTON CROPPER.

  • Monday , Jun 3
    8. Dead Men Tell No Tales

    McKenna is forced to come clean about her past to her husband, and both she and Syd attempt to convince him to bend the rule of law to save a life. In the meantime, our team find themselves trailing a group of thieves who managed to steal millions of dollars' worth of untraceable diamonds.

    WRITTEN BY JOHN DOVE. DIRECTED BY ANTON CROPPER.

  • Monday , Jun 3
    9. Dangerous Minds

    It's busy for our team of detectives as they continue to investigate the case of the missing diamonds, and the task force executes a major drug bust. With the threat of Knox looming, both Syd and Mckenna must confront some of their deepest secrets yet.

    WRITTEN BY PAM VEASEY. DIRECTED BY NATHAN HOPE.

  • Monday , Jun 10
    10. Enemy of the State

    As their pasts continue to crash into the present, Syd and McKenna discover that an unknown player has been manipulating them all along. Meanwhile, the search for the missing diamonds continues, just as McKenna is faced with an impossible choice: her brother or her future.

    WRITTEN BY CAROL BASS & MEGAN MCNAMARA. DIRECTED BY ANTON CROPPER

  • Monday , Jun 10
    11. Thief

    After a stunning discovery. Syd and McKenna debate who they can trust moving forward while also investigating a death that took place at a scenic Los Angeles park.

    WRITTEN BY MARISA TAM. DIRECTED BY LEXI ALEXANDER.

  • Monday , Jun 17
    12. Armageddon

    As Syd and McKenna finally close in on Gabriel Knox, a shocking revelation makes their fight more personal than ever before.

    WRITTEN BY JOHN DOVE & J.L. TIGGETT. DIRECTED BY JANICE COOKE.

  • Monday , Jun 17
    13. Bad Girls

    Syd, McKenna and the team band together as they race against the clock to save one of their own, finally coming face-to-face with their greatest enemy.

    WRITTEN BY BRANDON MARGOLIS & BRANDON SONNIER. DIRECTED BY ANTON CROPPER.

Cast

Gabrielle UnionDownload Gabrielle Union's press pack

Plays As Special Agent Sydney "Syd" Burnett

One of today’s hottest stars, Gabrielle Union, continues to shine...

Jessica AlbaDownload Jessica Alba's press pack

Plays As Nancy McKenna

Jessica Alba gained worldwide recognition in James Cameron’s “Dark Angel,” and in her...

Duane MartinDownload Duane Martin's press pack

Plays As Ben Baines

Duane Martin is a triple threat in Hollywood.

Zach GilfordDownload Zach Gilford's press pack

Plays As Ben Walker

Zach is best known for his role as “Matt Saracen” in the Emmy winning and critically lauded drama

Ryan McPartlinDownload Ryan McPartlin's press pack

Plays As Dr. Patrick McKenna

Born and raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, actor Ryan McPartlin has gone from achieving success as.

Sophie ReynoldsDownload Sophie Reynolds's press pack

Plays As Isabel "lzzy" McKenna

Sophie Reynolds grew up in Portland, Oregon and moved to Los Angeles...

Ernie HudsonDownload Ernie Hudson's press pack

Plays As Joseph Burnett

Ernie Hudson is one of the most sought-after actors of our time with an impressive list of credit

Executive Producers

  • Pam Veasey Download Pam Veasey's press pack

    Pam Veasey has worked for many years in the entertainment industry as a writer, producer and director...

  • Anton Cropper Download Anton Cropper's press pack

    Anton is currently the executive producer/director of the Spectrum Originals, Jerry Bruckheimer show “L.A.’s Finest”...

  • Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier Download Brandon Margolis  & Brandon Sonnier's press pack

    Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier are a writing/producing team who are currently in an overall deal with Sony Pictures...

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