10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
NBC's 'Bad Boys' Spinoff Enlists Ryan McPartlin
Captain Awesome is returning to NBC.
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 in the action-packed, character-driven procedural.
McPartlin will play Dr. Patrick McKenna, Nancy's husband. He's a former Army medic and now a successful ER trauma doctor in Beverly Hills.
In addition to his role on Chuck, McPartlin's credits include Devious Maids and Passions. He next stars in Millennium Films' Hunter Killer with Gary Oldman. He's repped by Gersh and Primary Wave Entertainment.
The untitled drama was written by Brandon Sonnier and Brandon Margolis (The Blacklist), who exec produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed, Jeff Gaspin, Jeff Morrone, Doug Belgrad and Union. Anton Cropper will direct the pilot and also receive an EP credit. The project hails from Sony Pictures Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Primary Wave and 2.0 Entertainment. (Sony's Columbia produced the original Bad Boys films alongside Bruckheimer.)
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