With TV reboots such as CBS’s “S.W.A.T.” and The CW’s “Dynasty” set to debut in the fall, NBC is looking to revive one of its most successful shows from the 1980s: “Miami Vice”, an MTV-fuelled crime drama that became a pop-culture touchstone during its five-season run.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is teaming up with Vin Diesel to produce a reboot of the iconic cop show that starred Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas as Armani-clad police detectives taking on drug dealers and other assorted bad guys on the sunny streets of Miami.
The project, reports THR, “has been in the works for months,” and is the first project to come out of Diesel’s first-look deal with Universal Television through his One Race Television production company (Diesel isn’t expected to star, but could potentially appear as a guest star).
Sources tell THR that was Diesel’s idea to revive “Miami Vice”, and the “Fast and the Furious” star personally pitched the idea to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.
If “Miami Vice” winds up on the air, it will be the second reboot of the show, which was successfully revived in 2006 as a feature film (starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell) that took in an impressive $136 million at the box office.