Netflix’s ‘L.A.’s Finest’ Won’t Be Back for Season 3

Season 2 of L.A.’s Finest is now available on Netflix, six months after the first season was an unexpected hit on the streaming service. Unfortunately, if you’ve finished season 2 of L.A.’s Finest on Netflix and are hoping for season 3, we’ve got some bad news for you. There will be no third season of L.A.’s Finest, and Netflix is unlikely to resuscitate it for a third season unless something miraculous happens. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

L.A.’s Finest Recap and What We Need to Know

Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union), who was last seen in Miami busting a drug gang, has supposedly moved on from her troubled background to become an LAPD detective. Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be disguising a bigger personal secret when she is paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working parent with an equally tangled backstory. Syd and Nancy become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets and in each other’s lives – as they take on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while violating the rules and speed restrictions.

Only Netflix Canada and Netflix US have acquired L.A.’s Finest so far, but we’ve been told that Netflix UK and a slew of other streaming services will likely acquire the show starting in July 2021. Season 1 was released on Netflix US in January 2021, with the second season following six months later in June 2021.

Why Can’t Netflix Renew L.A.’s Finest?

Both seasons debuted on Spectrum in the United States. The second season was released in a haphazard manner due to the fact that it was postponed due to the events of 2020, which revolved around police violence. Spectrum Originals was eventually discontinued in October 2020 due to a lack of viewership and issues surrounding the show’s content.

Throughout the last few of years, Netflix has been speculated to be reviving a number of Sony Television Pictures series, including Hannibal (which was subsequently killed off by Netflix), and Community. The fact that Sony is one of the few distributors who continues to license series is the main reason Netflix is obtaining shows like L.A.s Finest, but we digress.

With a cast as large as L.A.’s Finest, getting Gabrielle Union (who is currently working on Cheaper by the Dozen for Disney+) and Jessica Alba (who is presently working on Trigger Warning for Netflix) back together while they are out of contract may be difficult. Season 1 of the show fared exceptionally well in the top tens, so there’s precedent for it, but it’s doubtful right now.

Do you wish Season 3 of L.A.’s Finest could be picked up by Netflix? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Nicole Sael

A future educator and an anime enthusiast. Nicole enjoys cooking and baking in her free time. A rom-com freak.

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