‘Miami Vice’ Reboot In The Works
Aww shux! Tubbs and Crockett may be headed back to the small screen!
Deadline is reporting a “Miami Vice” reboot is in the works at NBC thanks to Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan, who will serve as the show’s producers.
The remake will be written by Peter Macmanus (The Mist, Satisfaction) and produced by Universal Television, Chris Morgan Productions and Diesel’s One Race TV. No executive producers have been locked in yet, but Morgan and Ainsley Davies of Chris Morgan Productions are expected to serve as EPs along with Diesel and Shana Waterman of One Race and Macmanus.
The original series, created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann, starred Don Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. It quickly became a pop culture phenom and ran on NBC for five seasons from 1984-89. The show, unlike standard police procedurals, drew heavily on 1980s New Wave culture and music, and became noted for its integration of music and visual effects.
I will wait to for casting before I totally co-sign this reboot!