Jessica Alba will star opposite Gabrielle Union in NBC’s “Bad Boys” spinoff pilot.
Union stars in the drama from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, reprising her role as Syd Burnett from 2003’s “Bad Boys II,” now an LAPD detective.
Alba will play her partner, Nancy McKenna. Having joined the Army out of high school and spent most of the 2000s in Iraq and Afghanistan, McKenna joined the military police to get closer to the action. When the pilot picks up, she’s now a detective raising two preteen stepkids with her husband.
The as-yet untitled spinoff comes from “The Blacklist” writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, and is created by Sony Pictures Television Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Primary Wave and 2.0 Entertainment.
Bruckheimer is an executive producer along with Alba, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Jeff Gaspin, Jeff Morrone, Doug Belgrad, Sonnier and Margolis.
The original “Bad Boys” buddy cop movie, released in 1995, was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and starred Lawrence and Will Smith as two Miami narcotics detectives. The two returned, along with Bay for the 2003 sequel.
Alba is represented by CAA and 3Arts