A show based of the popular ‘Bad Boys’ film franchise which starred Martin Lawrence and Will Smith is currently being pitched to TV networks. Because of it’s strong interest from fans, it’s expected to be picked up by a major network.
The untitled spin-off will will star Gabrielle Union who starred in the second Bad Boys film as Sydney “Syd” Burnett. An undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and sister of Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) who begins a romantic relationship Marcus’ partner, Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey (Will Smith).
This is good news for Union since it was just announced her BET series, Being Mary Jane will end next year. There has been lots of chatter about a third and fourth Bad Boys film, but will the new series put that to a halt?
In 2015 Sony pictures said a third film will be released February 2, 2017. That time has passed and we still haven’t seen a new film!
In August Lawrence spoke with EW about his doubts on the film happening “I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out,” Lawrence said. “Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
But whenever the time come the actor is ready, “I’m there, I’m ready right now, If they wanted to do it, I’m ready, but I don’t have control of that. That’s the studio’s decision.”
Bad Boys spin-off is being written by Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier who also write and produce NBC’s hit show The Blacklist