The Gabrielle Union-led Bad Boys spinoff television series has landed at NBC, where it is moving ahead with a pilot production commitment.
A number of networks were reportedly chasing after the project before NBC won the acquisition.
As was reported last week, the potential spinoff show will see Union reprising her role as Syd Burnett, who was a DEA agent in Bad Boys II and was dating Mike (Will Smith), cop partner to her brother Marcus (Martin Lawrence).
According to Deadline, the outlet that reported NBC’s get, the TV series will catch up Syd with in Los Angeles:
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.
Attached to write the spinoff are Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, who are known as writer-producers on NBC’s The Blacklist.
Margolis and Sonnier are also on board to executive produce alongside Union, Jerry Bruckheimer (the Bad Boys movie producer who’s behind this spinoff via his Jerry Bruckheimer TV umbrella), Doug Begrad (via his 2.0 Entertainment umbrella), Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, and Jeff Gaspin and Jeff Morrone from Primary Wave (the company that manages Union and came up with the overall idea).
As usual, stay tuned as this one comes to life…