Vin Diesel is going to help bring back the 80’s crime drama classic, “Miami Vice” to NBC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a reboot of the series is currently in the works.
According to THR sources, it was Diesel who came up with the idea to reboot to series and personally spoke with NBC president Jennifer Salke who supported the revival. As of right now, no further details about the series has been released.
The original series revolved around Miami undercover detectives, James “Sonny” Crockett played by Don Johnson, and Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs played by Phillip Michael Thomas. The series received a tremendous amount of praise and ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984-1989.
The original series won two Golden Globes, a four Emmys, and a large amount of nominations. This was also one of Dick Wolf’s earlier productions, setting the stage for other crime dramas like “Law & Order.”
This will be the second time “Miami Vice” will undergo a reboot. The series was made into a feature film in 2006, staring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell. Since then, the show remained in obscurity.
Alongside “Miami Vice,” shows like “Will and Grace” and “Hart to Hart” are also up for reboots at NBC.