Deadline is exclusively reporting that due to the great viewership numbers of the family-action-comedy My Spy earned on Amazon Prime this year, they hear that STXfilms are in early discussions with the streamer about creating a sequel.
The original film focuses on JJ, a former US Special Forces soldier that’s recently been working at the CIA. Unfortunately, JJ lacks the finesse and blows his first major mission. Despite this, he and tech operator Bobbi are assigned to keep an eye on the in-law-family of Victor Marquez, a French illegal arms dealer who has obtained construction plans for a miniaturised nuclear bomb, which is believed that could be possessed by his late brother’s wife Kate, and her daughter Sophie, as they moved back to Chicago from France after the brother’s death. Little Sophie discovers hidden camera in their apartment however and locates JJ and Bobbi’s surveillance operation, leading to Sophie giving JJ a deal: he spends time with her and teaches her how to be a spy in exchange for not blowing his cover.
The report states that STX is looking to bring back the key players from the original film, such as stars Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman, as well as original director Peter Segal. Insiders also claim that given the success of the film has on Prime, Amazon is in talks with STX on collaborating on the sequel, though the report also states that STX and Amazon declined to comment on the project.
My Spy also starred Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Greg Bryk, Devere Rogers, Noah Dalton Danby, Ken Jeong, Vieslav Krystyan, Basel Daoud, Ali Hassan, Jean-Michel Nadeau, Olivia Dépatie and Keller Viaene.