Bad Boys TV Spinoff with Gabrielle Union Ordered by NBC

Angelo Anderson
January 19, 2018

Because the hit film series - which originally starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence - is getting a small screen spin-off, except this time it's going to be female-led.

Jerry Bruckheimer's "Bad Boys" TV spinoff starring Gabrielle Union has landed a pilot order from NBC, TheWrap has learned. However, in the movie, Marcus and Mike eventually learn that Syd is an undercover DEA agent and happened to be investigating the same Cuban ecstasy ring that they were chasing. Her partner is Nancy McKenna, a working mother who envies Syd's lifestyle and her no responsibility leading personal life.

He wants you to know that he didn't mean "queer" as in homosexual ... But luckily for many, a spinoff on the franchise is in the works that will pick up where the second movie left off following Gabrielle Unions character, Syd Burnett.

As previously reported, The Blacklist writer-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier have already signed on to write the script.

The series will be executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the "Bad Boys" films. Bay returned to direct the sequel, Bad Boys II which was released in 2003 and grossed $273.3 million on a $130 million budget. He was the creative executive on the 1995 original movie, which established Lawrence and Smith as feature stars.

This series does not qualify with Jerry Bruckheimer TV's overall deal at CBS TV Studios given that it is based on a pre-existing Bruckheimer property. As he segued into producing with the launch of 2.0 Entertainment last fall, one of the Sony features he set out to co-finance was the long-gestating Bad Boys 3.

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