'Bad Boys' Spinoff TV Series is in The Works

Bad Boys is getting a spinoff TV series based on the character played in the second movie by the Gabrielle Union.

According to Deadline, the new spinoff series is being pitched to TV networks and has reportedly gained strong interest from major networks.

The show comes 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 partner is behind the feature franchise, is the studio.

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The untitled Bad Boys spinoff is being written by The Blacklist writers and producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier.

Gabrielle Union played Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett, who was introduced in the sequel Bad Boys II as the sister of Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence). In the movie she was romantically involved with Marcus’ partner, Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and worked as an undercover operative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

This news comes after BET announced her popular Being Mary Jane series will end with a series finale movie.