'Miami Vice' reboot in works at NBC with Vin Diesel

| Updated: Aug 03, 2017 10:10 IST

Los Angeles [U.S.A.], August 3 (ANI): It looks like 'Miami Vice' is coming back to our TV screens. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is teaming with Vin Diesel to develop a 'Miami Vice' revival. The project, which has been in the works for months, is being driven by Shana Waterman ('24: Live Another Day', 'Wayward Pines'), the former Fox Broadcasting executive who now serves as head of television for Diesel's One Race Television production company. 'Miami Vice' is the first effort to come out of Diesel's first-look deal with Universal Television. Diesel and Waterman will executive produce alongside Chris Morgan and Ainsley Davies via the former's overall deal with Universal Television. Peter Macmanus (Spike TV's 'The Mist') will write the script. The reboot marks a reteaming for Morgan and Diesel, who have worked on all of the 'Fast and the Furious' movies together. According to sources, it was Diesel who came up with the idea to revive Miami Vice and made a personal appeal to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. The effort marks Diesel's largest scripted TV project till now. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984-1989. The series starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as undercover detectives James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, respectively, as they took on challenging cases at Miami's Metro-Date Police Department. The TV series was also made into a feature film in 2006 from Michael Mann that starred Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, which was produced by Universal Pictures. (ANI)