Ernie Hudson is coming to a series that will be a Bab Boys spin off produced by NBC. It was reported by Deadline that he will be playing the role of Joseph Burnett, the father of Syd Burnett who will be played by Gabrielle Union. She made her first appearance in Bad Boys II as the sister of Martin Lawrence’ s Marcus Burnett and the love interest of Will Smith’s Mike Lowrey.
The show has not hinted to any cameos of Martin Lawrence or Will Smith and seems to have a story taking place after the incidences of Bad Boys II. Syd Burnett has left the DEA and is now a detective with the LAPD partnered with Nancy McKenna, a working mom who is somewhat envious of the childless Syd. The Blacklist writers/ producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier are putting this show together and think the dynamic between the two women partners will be something to follow.
Hudson has had a long, varied career, his presence will definitely bring some added potency to this new spin on Bad Boys.