“Miami Vice” was so nice, NBC is doing it twice.
A reboot of the hit ’80s police procedural is in the works with Vin Diesel as executive producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s unclear whether the “Fast and the Furious” actor will star in the revival of the cop drama, which originally starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, or remain in a behind-the-scenes role.
Either way, the project will reteam Diesel with Chris Morgan, who is also set to be an executive producer. Morgan has written six movies in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, including this summer’s blockbuster “The Fate of the Furious.” Morgan was also an EP on three of the movies.
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“Miami Vice” originally ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989.
The revival was reportedly Diesel’s idea, and is the first project to emerge from a first-look deal he made with Universal Television in 2015. The actor was so set on bringing back the show that he made a personal appeal to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series previously got the movie treatment in 2006 in a Universal flick starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.
“Miami Vice” is just the latest in a long string of TV reboots to grace the screen. While it won’t hit airwaves until the 2018-2019 season, current reboots that will debut this year include “Will & Grace,” “Dynasty” and “Roseanne.”
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