Gabrielle Union has boarded Lifetime's newly greenlighted Army Wives spinoff.

According to Variety, the spinoff will be produced as an episode of Army Wives, and centers on the character of Pamela, played by Brigid Brannagh.

In the potential new series, Pamela -- a former police officer whose husband was a Delta Force soldier -- is now divorced and back in her old job as an Atlanta cop. Union will play her partner, Det. Gina Holt.

Army Wives writers Bruce Zimmerman and T.D. Mitchell are attached to create the new series.