L.A.’s Finest Season 3: Cancelled Or Will There Be A New Season?


“Bad Boys” spinoff “L.A.’s Finest” stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba as Los Angeles police officers. Newly transferred LAPD officer Sydney Burnett (Union) has been partnered with Nancy McKenna (Alba), an ex-criminal who is now an ex-DEA agent.

The show first aired on Spectrum Originals in May of 2019 before moving to Fox in September of 2020, and lastly to Netflix in December of that same year (via Newsweek). While a second season was taken up and published, the series was quickly cancelled before its final episode could premiere in September 2020. Netflix currently only has the first season available, but now that all episodes have aired on Fox, it’s possible that the second season may be added shortly, allowing fans to catch up on the rest of the series.

As of this writing, we don’t know anything regarding the show’s demise.

It might be tied to the Black Lives Matter movement

According to Newsweek, a significant piece of information first disclosed by Deadline in June 2020 may have been the reason for the show’s cancellation. The “L.A.’s Finest” Season 2 premiere was postponed to avoid airing during the George Floyd demonstrations. To screen the show during significant protests against police violence seemed tone deaf due to the focus on two cops as characters.

This may have been a contributing factor in the show’s cancellation. After all, in reaction to the protests, the long-running reality show “Cops” was cancelled in June 2020. (via The New York Times). Color of Change, a civil rights organisation, endorsed this decision. “Paramount deserves credit for being an early adopter of this strategy, in my opinion. We’d like to see more of this, please “A statement from executive director Rashad Robinson was provided to The New York Times. “It’s not reality, it’s public relations for the police, when shows like Cops praise police work while hiding the reality of police brutality. P.R. isn’t necessary for law enforcement. In this country, there is a lack of accountability.”

L.A.’s Finest didn’t lack for viewers

There is a good chance that the show’s A-list cast and IP didn’t draw enough attention to justify the cost of its A-list cast and IP on Spectrum Originals, despite the fact that it swiftly moved to Fox for a secondary run. In any case, that doesn’t explain why Netflix wouldn’t step in with a green light and a golden chequebook and explain Spectrum’s refusal to move through with Season 3. In the US, “L.A.’s Finest” was among the top ten most watched Netflix series at one point, according to Newsweek.

So, while the show’s convoluted release strategy, which included an obscure platform launch, a secondary network primetime run, and a third-party licencing deal with an established streaming platform, didn’t help, “L.A.’s Finest” still managed to draw an audience, suggesting a different reason for its premature cancellation.

This is all conjecture without hard viewing data, of course, but the cancellation’s timing does seem to fit the political explanation. Netflix will be less likely to step in at the eleventh hour to save the day, which is terrible for the show’s viewers. So sorry, but there doesn’t appear to be a “Cobra Kai” sequel in the works.

The only way to know for sure how “L.A.’s Finest” will end is to wait for more information to come out.

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