Ryan McPartlin, who played the fan-favorite character on Chuck, has landed a co-starring role on the network's untitled Bad Boys spinoff.
The project revolves around free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union, reprising her role from Bad Boys II), who has a fresh start in her new job as an Lapd detective. She is partnered with Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba), a working mom who can't help but look at Syd's freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they both are at the top of their fields...
Having made her name on the small screen with roles in Flipper and Dark Angel, no further details have been revealed about Alba’s Bad Boys character.
The series, created by Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis (The Blacklist), will see Union reprising her Bad Boys II role as Syd, a former DEA agent now living in Los Angeles and working as an Lapd detective. Syd finds herself partnered with working mom Nancy McKenna, who can’t help but look at Syd’s free-spirited lifestyle with some grass-is-greener envy.
In addition to the Bad Boys pilot, it has also been announced that Sony
Jessica Alba will team up with Gabrielle Union to star in NBC’s untitled Bad Boys spinoff, TVLine has learned. Alba will play Nancy McKenna, an Army veteran and detective who’s the partner of Union’s lead character Syd Burnett. (Alba will also serve as an executive producer on the series.) After spending much of the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nancy is now raising two preteen stepkids with her husband.
Union will reprise the role she played in the big-screen 2003 blockbuster Bad Boys II, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
Union will star in the untitled drama as Syd Burnett, her character from “Bad Boys 2.” In the show, she has left the DEA and now has a fresh start in her new job as an Lapd detective. Alba will play Nancy McKenna, Burnett’s partner. McKenna joined the Army out of high school and spent most of the 2000s in Iraq and Afghanistan. Women weren’t allowed in combat, so she joined the military police to get closer to the action.
In one of the biggest castings of the season, Jessica Alba has signed on as the co-lead in the network's drama pilot starring Gabrielle Union.
The drama revolves around free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett (Union, reprising her role from Bad Boys II), who has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. She is partnered with Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom who can't help but look at Syd's freedom with some grass-is-greener envy. These two have totally different lifestyles and approaches, but they...
Of ABC’s 22 pilot orders, 16 have cast at least one role — and 8 feature people of color in lead roles. Those include Hannah Simone, who is the lead of the rebooted comedy “Greatest American Hero,” Kylie Bunbury in the network’s reboot of “Get Christie Love,” Roselyn Sanchez in the Eva Longoria-produced drama “Grand Hotel,” and Yvette Nicole Brown in the comedy “Most Likely To.” Romany Malco and Anne Son have been cast in the ensemble drama “A Million Little Things,” Afton Williamson is set to star in “The Rookie,” and Annie Ilonzeh will play one of the leads in “Staties.”
“He wouldn’t show it to me,” Union told The Hollywood Reporter before the screening held the night before the NBA All-Star Weekend at the Pacific Design Center. “I haven’t seen anything. I think he wanted me to see it with an audience and just to be proud.”
Wade explained, “This is my first time executive producing. I still got her advice, but I wanted her...
Now broadcast TV development, where gains in diversity and inclusion have come only slowly, appears to be building momentum toward achieving some of its goals.
Pilot season is in full swing, with networks having ordered dozens of trial episodes in recent weeks. Only a fraction of those shot will be picked up to series in time for upfront presentations. But a look at the pilots ordered through Feb. 2 indicates that when networks make their pitches to advertisers in May, many will be touting new programs that feature women in front of and behind the camera.
Of the 66 broadcast pilots ordered thus far, 27 hail from female
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