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.