Omaha-born actress Gabrielle Union is reprising the role of her “Bad Boys II” character Syd Burnett for the spin-off cop series “L.A.’s Finest,” which just dropped its first trailer.
In the show, Syd has left the DEA for the LAPD, where she’s been paired up with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba). In typical buddy-cop fashion, the two don’t like each other at first but promptly become best friends for life.
Executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the show looks very much like a gender-flipped version of “Bad Boys,” with an agreeable mix of comedy and high-octane action.
Union got a fairly high-profile role with last year’s home-invasion thriller “Breaking In.” This will be her first starring role in a TV series since “Being Mary Jane,” which will end with a two-hour movie finale in April.