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’21 Jump Street’ is getting a lady-centric spinoff from the ‘Broad City’ writers

They've written some of the best episodes of the show's second season.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Apr 30, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:59 pm CDT

Riding on the coattails of its all-female Ghostbusters announcement, Sony has hired the writers of Broad City to write an all-female spinoff of the action-comedy film 21 Jump Street.

Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, who recently co-wrote “Knockoffs” and “Coat Check” in Broad City’s second season, will write the script together. The new spinoff will help Sony broaden the cinematic universe in which the the film exists.

The movie doesn’t have a director, a cast, or a plot yet, but if the two films starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are any indication, we can probably expect two female cops going undercover somewhere to solve a wave of crimes. Hopefully the film will include the sort of humor we’ve come to expect from Aniello and Downs.

We can also expect an inevitable backlash from some 21 Jump Street fans crying that a spinoff with female characters will ruin the entire franchise, while the rest of the Internet rolls its eyes.

21 Jump Street began as a TV show starring Johnny Depp, became two recent films, and might spawn a crossover with Men in Black. The very least we can hope for is that Sony will cool it and not announce another male-driven spinoff to derail this one.

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2015, 11:39 am CDT