This will be a huge year for Gabrielle Union. Not only will 2018 find her starring in the highly anticipated thriller Breaking In, but the actress has also found a home for her new television series, which is based on the popular Bad Boys films.
NBC has officially ordered a pilot for the show, according to The Jasmine Brand. The network will be Union’s new television home after the cancellation of BET’s Being Mary Jane.
Learn more about the new series below.
ORIGINAL STORY: 10/26/2017
After the surprising cancellation of her BET series Being Mary Jane, Gabrielle Union is already on to the next one!
The talented actress is set to star in the television spin-off of popular buddy comedy/ action series Bad Boys, according to Deadline. Union will reprise her role from the 2003 sequel as DEA agent Syd Burnett, sister of Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and one-time girlfriend of Mike Lowrey (Will Smith).
The series is currently being pitched to several networks and is reportedly receiving strong interest from many. It hails from the Bad Boys movies’ producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad via his 2.0 Entertainment and Primary Wave Entertainment, and is expected to land a major commitment.
In the meantime, Union has been busy promoting her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. In it, she shares her most private moments with fans, including the revelation that she’s had several miscarriages in an effort to conceive with husband, NBA baller Dwyane Wade.
“I have had eight or nine miscarriages. For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant—I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.”
Still, Union, 44, and the Cleveland Cavalier are optimistic and “remain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we’ve both dreamed of.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.