Can you feel it calling in the air tonight? A reboot of Miami Vice is in the works at NBC, according to Variety.
The reboot is being brought to us by Vin Diesel’s production company, One Race Television, and Chris Morgan productions. Morgan has penned six of the Fast & Furious movies. Considering the Fast & Furious franchise started with a cop and 2 Fast 2 Furious took place in Miami, it’s not a bad fit.
Peter Macmanus, known for writing TV series such as Satisfaction and The Mist, will be writing the script. No executive producers have been announced but Variety muses that “it’s more than likely Macmanus, Morgan, and Diesel will all serve as EPs”.
The original Miami Vice series ran on NBC from 1984-1990 for a 112 episodes spread over five seasons. It starred Don Johnson as James ‘Sonny’ Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo Tubbs, two Miami narcotics detectives. The ensemble cast included Saundra Santiago, Edward James Olmos, and Michael Talbott.
Executive producer of the series, Michael Mann, also produced and directed the 2006 Miami Vice film which starred Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell.
Could the new series feature popular music like the old series did? Will Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas make cameos? Also, will it have hallmarks of the Fast & Furious franchise? If so, we could be in for Miami Vice-style race scenes aplenty.
Well, only time will tell, but we’re fascinated to see where it goes.
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