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Gabrielle Union ‘Bring It On’ Sequel, Octavia Spencer Friendship

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“Br, it’s cold here…” Could there be some future clover in the atmosphere?

Gabrielle Union, who starred as Isis in 2000’s “Bring It On,” teased a potential new installment in the iconic cheerleading film franchise at Thursday’s “Truth Be Told” Season 3 premiere.

“We’ve been making a sequel forever,” Union said diversity. “But people don’t understand exactly how long Hollywood development can take, whether it’s five minutes or 50 years.”

“Bring It On,” which also starred Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and Jesse Bradford, spawned five direct-to-video sequels and a Halloween-themed TV sequel, but all without the original cast. Along with “Love and Basketball,” “Bring It On” was Union’s breakthrough film, leading to a successful career in both film and TV.

Most recently, Union joined Apple TV+’s “Truth Be Told” for Season 3, which follows investigative journalist turned true crime podcaster Poppy (Octavia Spencer) as she teams up with unconventional principal Eve (Union). In order to keep black girls off people’s radars. . Anthology series starring and executive produced by Spencer based on the novel “Are You Sleeping” by Kathleen Barber.

Union and Spencer’s friendship spanned more than two decades, Union said diversity.

“We met on a show called ‘City of Angels’. We kind of bond over this really long-ass scene that I keep messing up,” Union said. “I had to say ‘pumping epinephrine’… we’d just crack up all day long… he’s one of the few people in this town who’s exactly what you’re thinking.”

Spencer was equally thrilled to join the “Truth Be Told” union this season.

“On the first day of the set, we hit the ground running. He’s all about getting things done, creating great art,” Spencer said. “And he came up with advocacy. He is Gabrielle Union. He has a big presence and we are thrilled to have him on the show.”

Season 3 also stars Mekhi Phifer, David Lyons, Ron Cephas Jones, Merle Dandridge, Tracy Thomas, Hanifah Wood, Mychala Faith Lee, and Tami Roman.

Nichelle Trumble Spellman, who previously served as showrunner on the series, is now exclusively executive producing due to other commitments, she said. diversity. Myesha Clawson, whom Spellman knew personally and wanted to join the staff in previous seasons, was tapped to step into the role of showrunner for season 3. Reese Witherspoon, Spencer, Peter Cherin, Lauren Neustadter, Geno Topping, Mikael Norgaard and Brian Kleesam also serve as executive producers along with Spellman and Clawson.

The 10-episode third season of “Truth Be Told” premieres Jan. 20 on Apple TV+.

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