‘Bad Boys’ Spin-Off With Gabrielle Union And Jessica Alba Officially Picked Up

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Today, it was revealed, that viewers will be able to see 13 episodes of the reported ‘LA’s Finest’ series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The series which you should know is a spin-off of the Bad Boys franchise has found a home. Originally, the project was expected to live at NBC, but the network would ultimately pass on the project. According to Deadline, LA’s Finest will now become the first TV series for Charter Communication’s Spectrum platform and is scheduled to premiere next year.

It’s official: Charter Communications has given a 13-episode straight-to-series order to LA’s Finest, the drama pilot starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba from writers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, Sony Pictures TV, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and 2.0 Entertainment. It is set to premiere in 2019 exclusively on Charter’s Spectrum as the platform’s first major original series.

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Will Smith Flexes His 20 Year Career In New Freestyle

Out of nowhere, Will Smith sends out a reminder. Yesterday a new clip would surface of Smith returning back to the studio booth with a new song. In the labeled freestyle, we will hear several references from Smith letting people know that he’s one of the greats.

The other day, Issa Rae’s fear of “bombing like Will Smith” would be shared in a GQ feature. So is this freestyle Will responding? We’re not sure and actually doubt it but he clearly felt it was important to let folks know he’s WILL SMITH. Check out our report on a new Comedy Hype News.

‘Bad Boys’ Series Not Moving Forward At NBC

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Over the weekend, NBC made the decision to not pick up it’s highly covered Bad Boys series pilot with Gabriel Union & Jessica Alba, ‘LA’s Finest’. According to NBC chairman, Bobb Grennblatt, the show just didn’t fit into NBC’s current plans or direction. Now despite not finding a home at NBC, the project is currently being shopped to several networks.

One of the biggest surprises this upfront season is NBC’s pass on the Bad Boys offshoot pilot LA’s Finest, toplined by the films’ Gabrielle Union and fellow movie star Jessica Alba. “These are all tough calls,” NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt said about the decision. during the network’s upfront call on Sunday “We did have an embarrassment of riches. And when we laid out the schedule and the calendar all season… it was a show that didn’t fit in the grand scheme of it. The high-profile project, from Sony Pictures TV., Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Primary Wave, and 2.0 Entertainment, is already being shopped to other networks… While not off the charts, LA’s Finest had garnered solid buzz and is a rare marquee drama title headlined by two two movie stars. What’s more, it’s a rare broadcast TV drama with two diverse female leads — something we don’t have right now. LA’s Finest was one of the most expensive pilots this season, with its budget said to be around $12 million. It follows the Special Agent Syd Burnett character played by Union in 2003’s Bad Boys II movie as she moves to Los Angeles and joins the LAPD.

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‘Bad Boys For Life’ Coming To Theaters In January 2020

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A day after we found out the possible plot for ‘Bad Boys 3’, we are now getting official word from Sony that the project is set to arrive in January of 2020. The exact date for the ‘Bad Boys For Life’ film will be January 17, 2020. It will be roughly a 17 year gap since the last Bad Boys film hit theaters, so it will be interesting to see what exactly Burnett and Lowery have been up to.

Sony Pictures Entertainment has just dated two of its more high-profile films. The first is Bad Boys for Life, the action comedy directed by Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah that reunites the team of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence with Jerry Bruckheimer for another round of action. That one has been slated for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend on Jan. 17, 2020. Bad Boys for Life releases on the same date as  and . The original Bad Boys which launched Will Smith as internationally known star, bowed in April 1995 while the second in the franchise was released in July of 2003. Sony is hoping to catch box office magic on the new installment. The first two together grossed $314.7M worldwide.

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‘Bad Boys 3’ Plot Reportedly Revealed, Burnett & Lowery To Fall Out

It appears that Sony is slowly brining in the pieces to get things going for the longly anticipated ‘Bad Boys 3’. So far it has been confirmed that the project entitled ‘Bad Boys For Life’ will reunite Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. If you have been following this story, you would know that the project recently swapped directors when director Joe Carnahan had to pull out from the project. Now for the latest news concerning ‘Bad Boys For Life’, we are finding out what the film will be about. According to a synopsis shared by THS, viewers will catch back up with detectives Lowery and Burnett during a rough patch in their friendship.

The latest instalment has now got a name – Bad Boys for Life – and it’s been confirmed that both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will be reprising their roles. The film is set to start shooting in August/September this year and will hit cinemas next year. According to That Hashtag Show, some details of the plot have been leaked. The new film will see Marcus Burnett (played by Lawrence) working as a private investigator having fallen out with Mike Lowery (Smith). Lowery’s is in the midst of a mid-life crisis while having to deal with being matched with a new younger partner. The pair find themselves reunited after an Albanian man puts out a death order on both men, for the killing of his brother.

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If all goes well we are set to see the project in 2019.

 

‘Bad Boys’ Series Pilot With Gabriel Union & Jessica Alba To Be Titled ‘L.A.’s Finest’

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As you should know, NBC has been hard at work to bring together a pilot based on the Bad Boys film franchise. So far the cast includes Gabriel Union, Jessica Alba, and Dwayne Martin. In a nutshell, the project is supposed to be a female version of ‘Bad Boys’ with Alba and Union as the shows leading detectives. Today, it was revealed that the untitled project will now officially go by the titled, ‘L.A.’s Finest’.

NBC’s drama pilot starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, a spinoff from the Bad Boys movie franchise, finally has a title: L.A.’s Finest. The project follows the Special Agent Syd Burnett character played by Union in 2003’s Bad Boys II movie as she moves to Los Angeles and joins the LAPD. Like often is the case with offshoots from popular franchises that don’t feature the lead characters, the TV series could not carry the Bad Boys moniker. The TV show represents a female take on the Bad Boys movies — which focused on two partnered Miami Police detectives, played by Martin Lawrence and Will Smith — with two female LAPD detective partners, played by Union and Alba, at the center. Likely for that reason, the spinoff had been unofficially referred to Bad Girls. That name didn’t stick, and NBC already has a drama series called Good Girls, which would have made the juxtaposition awkward. Officially, the pilot had been called Untitled Gabrielle Union project, which also became awkward after Alba was cast as the co-lead opposite Union.

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Zach McGowan To Play The Villain In ‘Bad Boys’ Pilot

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NBC’s Bad Boys Pilot is coming together as they have just announced actor Zach McGowan will play the series’s Villain.  McGowan’s recent casting comes weeks after it was revealed that Jessica Alba joined the cast to play Gabriel Union’s partner.

The Bad Boys TV spinoff continues to come together nicely, as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Black Sails actor Zach McGowan joins the cast. He will be costarring opposite the female leads Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, and will reportedly portray the villain who clashes violently with Union’s character in the pilot. The still-untitled NBC spinoff of the Jerry Bruckheimer action franchise will focus on Sydney “Syd” Burnett from Bad Boys II, with Union reprising her role from that film. Now no longer a DEA operative, she’s moved to Los Angeles and become part of the standard police department. Syd is partnered up with Nancy McKenna (Alba), who is just as capable as the impulsive ex-undercover agent, but is also a working mom with a more cautious approach to her work. The show looks set to create some of the same dynamics as the two Bad Boys movies, with the relationship between Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett and Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey echoed by the two actresses here.

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