Here For It: NBC Readies ‘Bad Boys’ Television Series To Star Gabrielle Union

Posted January 18, 2018

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Fans have been waiting and waiting and waiting for the third installment of the ‘Bad Boys‘ franchise starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, and the news was confirmed last year that the third film is in the works. Since then the buzz around the project has basically fizzed and it seems as though it may not be happening.

Well now fans of the franchise may have a glimmer of hope, as it was just revealed that NBC is currently working on a television adaptation of the film, which will center around Gabrielle Union who also appeared in the 2003 sequel.

The show, which has yet to be titled, will star Gabrielle Union, who’s reprising her role as Special Agent Syd Burnett. Union joined the cast in Bad Boys II as the sister of Martin Lawrence’s character Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett.

While Burnett worked as a DEA agent in the 2003 film, she’ll be following in her brother’s footsteps and joining the LAPD as a detective in the forthcoming series. The spinoff will also be brought to the screen by The Blacklist’s writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier.

The classic 1995 film starred Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett and Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey, respectively, as they rescued witnesses and went after drug lords in the City of Angels. There were rumors that the two would return for Bad Boys III (Bad Boys For Life), but last year, Lawrence told EW that he doesn’t “think it’s going to happen.” As for Union, she’s just coming off of the popular BET series, Being Mary Jane. After four seasons, it’s set to conclude with a two-hour series finale later this year. She’ll also be starring in a thriller film Breaking In later this year.

We’re here for it, now the question remains, will they replace the characters made famous by Smith and Lawrence, or will they be recast?

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