'Bad Boys' Spinoff Starring Gabrielle Union Is Being Developed for Television

While we wait (or don’t wait) for the stalled ‘Bad Boys’ sequels, the producers behind the film are working on a ‘Bad Boys’ TV spinoff starring Gabrielle Union.

via Deadline:

No one would comment but I hear the untitled project, which is currently being pitched to TV networks, already has garnered strong interest from multiple places and is expected to land a major commitment. It hails from the Bad Boys movies’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad via his 2.0 Entertainment and Primary Wave Entertainment. Sony Pictures TV Studios, whose movie sibling is behind the feature franchise, is the studio.
Union just became available as BET announced that her popular series Being Mary Jane will end with next year a two-hour series finale movie.The untitled Bad Boys spinoff is being written by The Blacklistwriters-producers  Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier. Union’s Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett, introduced in the sequel Bad Boys II, is the sister of Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) who was romantically involved with Marcus’ partner, Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey (Will Smith). She is an undercover operative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). You can watch a trailer for Bad Boys II below.

Also executive producing the potential series are Belgrad and Jerry Bruckheimer TV’s Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed.I hear the idea for a Bad Boys offshoot centered around Union’s character came from Primary Wave Entertainment, which manages the actress, in the company’s first broadcast development season since it brought in former NBC Universal TV Entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin as President. He executive produces the project alongside Union’s manager Jeff Morrone.

If we’re being perfectly honest, this sounds way more exciting then the planned ‘Bad Boys III’ and ‘Bad Boys IV’

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