Gabrielle Union will be making a return to television soon after a Bad Boys series spinoff was picked up by NBC. Union’s character, Special Agent Syd Burnett, who appeared in Bad Boys II alongside stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, will be the focus of the show and has some heavy hit-makers involved behind the scenes.
Deadline exclusively reports:
The project, centered on the Special Agent Syd Burnett character played by Union in 2003’s Bad Boys II who is making a cross-country move from Miami to Los Angeles, was taken to the marketplace last week by Bad Boys movies’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer via Jerry Bruckheimer TV, 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.
The untitled Bad Boys TV spinoff is being written by The Blacklist writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier. Syd Burnett, last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, now is an LAPD detective and can pursue all the pleasures Los Angeles has to offer and leave her past behind. But things will get complicated when her new partner, Nancy McKenna, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret.
Congrats to Gabrielle Union!