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Miami Vice Returns!
This is the first I'm hearing about this but I don't read the various
announcements very consistently. Is this real? Has a series actually
been greenlit? Do we know where and when it will air?
One of comments in the comment section claims you can already see this
- in German - which strikes me as unlikely if it hasn't aired in North
America yet. Then again, maybe it has been airing in the US and I just
I don't think it's even been filmed yet.
The show was announced by Variety.com back in 2017, but nothing seems
to have actually been done.
'Miami Vice' Reboot in Works at NBC From Vin Diesel
Aug 2, 2017
A reboot of classic cop drama "Miami Vice" is in the works
at NBC, Variety has learned.
The project hails from the team behind the "The Fast and
the Furious" franchise with Vin Diesel's production company,
One Race Television, teaming up with Chris Morgan
Productions, which is headed by Chris Morgan. Morgan has
written six of the "Fast & Furious" films to date. However,
no executive producers have been locked in yet, as deals are
still being hammered out.
One Race TV is under a deal at Universal Television, which
is the studio behind the "Miami Vice" project.
Peter Macmanus will write the script, based on the original
series. While executive producers haven't been set, it's
more than likely Macmanus, Morgan, and Diesel will all serve
as EPs, along with more staffers from One Race TV, and Chris
Morgan Prods, including Ainsley Davies. Shana Waterman, head
of TV for One Race, shepherded the project.
The original "Miami Vice" aired on NBC from 1984-1990 for five
seasons (112 episodes). It starred Don Johnson as James
"Sonny" Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo Tubbs,
two Miami narcotics detectives. It also starred Saundra
Santiago, Edward James Olmos, and Michael Talbott. It featured
a long list of guest stars that included Gene Simmons, Pam
Grier, Laurence Fishburne, Viggo Mortensen, and John Leguizamo.
Michael Mann executive produced the original series, and went
on to produce and direct the 2006 film adaptation starring
Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell.
Should the project move forward, it would mark the latest in a
long string of TV series reboots and revivals in recent years.
To name just a few: Netflix rebooted the classic sitcom
"One Day at a Time," in addition to commissioning the series
continuations "Fuller House" and "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the
Life"; CBS will premiere a reboot of the police drama
"S.W.A.T." in the 2017-2018 season, while the network's reboot
of "MacGyver" is going into its second season and "Hawaii
Five-O" is going into its eighth; The CW will debut a new
version of "Dynasty" this fall; and Disney is rebooting
"DuckTales" in August. As for NBC, the network rebooted Liam
Neeson's "Taken" franchise, and the series is heading into its
second season. Plus, "Will & Grace" is heading back to NBC with
the original cast.
Morgan, Davies, and Chris Morgan Productions are repped by ICM
and McKuin Frankel. Macmanus is repped by UTA.