Singapore (April 30, 2019) – Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia today announced that AXN will be premiering the highly-anticipated L.A.’s Finest. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, L.A.’s Finest is athrilling action series from the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay Bad Boys franchise, on May 14, Tuesdays at 8:50 p.m. (7:50 p.m. JKT/BBK). The 13-episode inaugural season will kick off with a 3-hour premiere marathon all within 12 Hours of U.S. telecast. Subsequent episodes will telecast at 10:00 p.m. (9:00p.m. JKT/BBK) with double episodes premiering weekly.
L.A.’s Finest stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, who both executive-produced the one-hour series. The show follows Syd Burnett (Union), who was last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, seemingly leave her complicated past behind to have a fresh start in Los Angeles where she will work as an LAPD detective. When paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mother with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Together, Syd and Nancy form an unbreakable bond, taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits. The show also follows the two co-stars as they become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.
L.A.’s Finest is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and 2.0 Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer (“Bad Boys”), Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise), KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer”), Brandon Margolis (“The Blacklist”), Brandon Sonnier (“The Blacklist”), Pam Veasey (“CSI:NY”), Doug Belgrad (“Peter Rabbit”), Jeff Gaspin (“To Tell the Truth”), Jeff Morrone (“Atomic Blonde”) and Anton Cropper (“Suits”), who also directed the pilot.
Additional cast include Zack Gilford and Duane Martin as Ben Walker and Ben Baines, respectively; Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna; Sophie Reynolds as Isabel “Izzy” McKenna and; Ernie Hudson as Joseph Vaughn.
Watch the official trailer here on AXN Asia YouTube channel.
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including threerecord-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.
Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 133 million households across 21 territories and is available in both SD and HD. AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.
About Sony Pictures Television
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