Criminals had best beware because Nash Bridges is heading back to the streets of San Francisco.
Don Johnson will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 26 episode of “The Talk” and dishes on the upcoming “Nash Bridges” revival.
“We’re writing it now, and it’s a two-hour television film, and they’re looking at it as kind of a way to launch it again as a series,” Johnson explains. “Good Lord, I don’t know how I feel about that.”
“The Cheech [Joe Dominguez] will be back,” he adds. “I think in this adaptation of ‘Nash Bridges,’ he’s going to actually be selling weed. And the cops in San Francisco are actually going to be smoking it.”
It’s been 18 years since “Nash Bridges” left the air, but The Hollywood Reporter reported in July that a revival of the 1990s-era cop show starring Don Johnson is in the works, with USA Network and Village Roadshow teaming up to bring the show back.
Sources told THR that the project is still in the early stages of development, but would find Johnson’s Bridges still in charge of the SIU, “confronting a changing city, a new boss and a world in which police work focuses on modern data-crunching and predictive policing. Although the world around him has changed, Nash hasn’t.”
Johnson and Bill Chais (whose credits include “The Practice”, “Shark”, “Franklin & Bash” and “Bull”) and Johnson will co-create the special, while Johnson, Chais and Marc Rosen (“Sense8”) will be exec producers. Carlton Cuse (“Lost”, “Bates Motel”), who created the original series, will have no involvement.
Last year, Johnson revealed to ET Canada that he was in discussions for a “Nash Bridges” revival, and shared his excitement over bringing the show back.
“I’m really happy about it,” said Johnson. “Because one, I own the show — that’s a good thing — and secondly, it was a really great show. We made 122 episodes and I wasn’t really finished making it. I just wanted to take some time off. And now I’ve had some time off I’m ready to go back!”