Miami Vice reboot in the works with Vin Diesel and NBC
NBC ran the iconic original series for five seasons from 1984-1989, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as Miami undercovers James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs. The detective series was created by Anthony Yerkovich, with executive producer by Michael Mann (Heat, Public Enemies) dictating much of the show’s iconic style. Mann directed a big-budget 2006 film adaptation for Universal Pictures, also titled Miami Vice, starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx as Crockett and Tubbs, which became a critical and box office misfire.
The new Miami Vice reboot is being developed for the 2018-19 television season.
Shana Waterman (24: Live Another Day, Wayward Pines) will oversee the series for Diesel’s One Race Television alongside Diesel, Morgan and Ainsley Davies, with Peter Macmanus (Spike TV’s The Mist) scripting the pilot.