- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
The co-creators behind L.A.’s Finest have signed their first overall deal with Sony TV.
Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier have inked a two-year pact with the producers behind the upcoming drama. Under the deal, the duo will develop new projects for all platforms for the studio.
Margolis and Sonnier started their careers as staff writers on the first season of NBC’s Sony TV-produced The Blacklist and rose through the ranks. They next serve as co-showrunners on the Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union procedural L.A.’s Finest, which was picked up to series at Charter Communications. The project, which will become Spectrum Original Content’s first major series order, landed at the cable provider after NBC passed on the pilot and producers Sony TV shopped the drama.
L.A.’s Finest, a spinoff of Bad Boys II, follows Syd Burnett (Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles in this character-driven drama.
Margolis and Sonnier co-created the series and serve as co-showrunners alongside Pam Veasey. Sony produces alongside Jerry Bruckheimer.
Margolis and Sonnier are repped by CAA, John Tantillo and attorney Stephen Clark.
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day