Variety is reporting that a new reboot of “Miami Vice” is in the works. Unlike Michael Mann’s attempt in 2006, however, this new iteration will return to television. The project has fired up with the involvement of NBC, Universal Television, Chris Morgan Productions, and none other than One Race Television. The latter happens to be the TV offshoot of Vin Diesel‘s production company, One Race Films.
This is the latest development in both Vin Diesel’s and Chris Morgan’s on-going relationship with Universal. The duo have been steering The Fast and the Furious franchise hand in hand for years now and continue to branch out into other projects for the studio. At this time, no executive producers have been locked for this new series, but I’ll be shocked if both Diesel and Morgan don’t end up listed among them. There’s no word at this time as to whether or not original creator Michael Mann will be involved.
Peter Macmanus (“Satisfaction“, Hurt People) has been set to script the pilot for the proposed redo of the classic ’80s/’90s TV series that starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, respectively. No production goal has been set at this time, but if all goes well, I wouldn’t be too surprised if it arrives in time for Fall 2018 at the absolute latest. Given that other similar properties have successfully been revived on television in recent years (i.e. “Hawaii Five-O“, “MacGyver“, “Lethal Weapon“), this one seems like a safe bet to do the same if they can nail the right casting and tone.
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