Bad news: we’re probably not getting a Bad Boys III movie anytime soon and possibly ever. Good news(?): we’re probably getting a Bad Boys spinoff TV show. Two months ago, we learned that Bad Boys III was unset and the original release date of Nov. 9, 2018 was dumped because they script was allegedly garbage. While the threequel may be dead, that has opened the door for a Bad Boys TV show starring Gabrielle Union.
The new TV series will not star Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) or Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence), but it will set around Bennet’s sister Sydney “Syd” Burnett. Union played Syd, who was also an undercover special agent, in 2003’s Bad Boys II. The script for the TV show is being written by The Blacklist writers/producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier and Bad Boys producer Jerry Bruckheimer will reportedly executive produce the series. Deadline reported the untitled project is currently being shopped to networks and is “expected to land a major commitment.”
Timing would make sense for Union, who wraps up her current TV series, Being Mary Jane, next year. Let’s hope that if the Bad Boys TV show does get the greenlight that it doesn’t suck ass.