Gabrielle Union “Army Wives” Spinoff

Gabrielle Union has joined the cast of Lifetime’s possible Army Wives spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

The future Mrs. Dwyane Wade has been cast in a pivotal role in an “embedded pilot” that will air on the popular cable drama later this season.

The women’s cable network has been developing a Wives-inspired crime drama for monts. Now the project is moving to the next level, with Lifetime airing a special Wives episode near the end of the current fourth season that will likely set the set for the spinoff. ABC tried a similar method with Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice and Gossip Girl used an embedded pilot to introduce the characters that would have played central roles in The CW’s proposed ’80s-themed companion series.

In the forthcoming episode, Wives regular Pamela Moran (Brigid Brannagh) returns to her career as a police officer and is promoted to a detective with the Atlanta Police Department. Union will play her partner, Detective Gina Holt.

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