Gabrielle Union to Star in ‘Bad Boys’ Reboot
Gabrielle Union is taking over the Bad Boys franchise and bringing it to television. The Being Mary Jane star has inked a pilot deal with NBC Universal and will star in and produce the small screen reboot of the buddy-cop film, which she originally appeared in alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back in 2003.
Gabrielle will reprise her Bad Boys 2 character, Syd Burnett, who has now moved on to become a LAPD Detective. She’ll be joined by a new partner who’ll complicate things when she discovers Syd’s pleasure-seeking lifestyle may be masking a larger secret.
This estrogen-infused update will be written by Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis, who previously worked together on The Blacklist. Jerry Bruckhemer, who produced the film versions, will executive-produce alongside Doug Belgrad.
Gabrielle is set to wrap up her four-year stint on Being Mary Jane in 2018. She’ll then move on to upcoming roles in Breaking In and The Public.