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‘Miami Vice’ Reboot in the Works from Vin Diesel

The Classic 1984-89 NBC Series Was Remade for the First Time as a Theatrical in 2006

NBC is teaming with Vin Diesel to develop a potential revival of crime solver “Miami Vice,” which initially aired on the network from 1984 to 1989 with Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas in the lead roles. The proposed series is being driven by Shana Waterman (“24: Live Another Day,” “Wayward Pines”), and 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 pen the script. No casting has been announced.

If “Miami Vice” does move forward, it won’t be the first revival of the classic series. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx headlined a big screen version of the classic series in 2006.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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