Gabrielle Union is going from Mary Jane back to Sydney Burnett with news that a “Bad Boys” television spin-off is in the works centered around her character from the 2003 sequel.
If you recall, Union’s character, Special Agent Sydney “Syd” Burnett, was an undercover operative with the Drug Enforcement Administration. She was also the sister of Martin Lawrence’s character, Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett, and was romantically involved with Marcus’ partner, Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey played by Will Smith.
According to Deadline, the project, which is currently untitled, is being pitched to TV networks and “already has garnered strong interest from multiple places and is expected to land a major commitment.” That contract would be right on time considering the news that “Being Mary Jane” will come to an end on BET next year with a two-hour movie.
No details of the specific plot line have been released, nor has anyone mentioned anything about Martin or Will potentially being a part of the series in some form. The only question that can be answered now is will BMJ fans be here for Gabby in this role and will lovers of the “Bad Boys” franchise, which has yet to see a third-parter which was reportedly in the works, tune in for a show based solely on Syd? What do you say?