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Miami Vice: Vin Diesel-produced TV reboot in the works

2 August 2017 3:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Shamus Kelley Kirsten Howard Aug 3, 2017

It looks like the iconic 80s cops of Miami Vice will be back, with Vin Diesel’s production company making it happen....

Can you feel it calling in the air tonight? A reboot of Miami Vice is in the works at NBC, according to Variety. 

The reboot is being brought to us by Vin Diesel's production company, One Race Television, and Chris Morgan productions. Morgan has penned six of the Fast & Furious movies. Considering the Fast & Furious franchise started with a cop and 2 Fast 2 Furious took place in Miami, it's not a bad fit.

Peter Macmanus, known for writing TV series such as Satisfaction and The Mist, will be writing the script. No executive producers have been announced but Variety muses that "it’s more than likely Macmanus, Morgan, and Diesel will all serve as EPs".

The original Miami Vice series ran on NBC »

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‘Miami Vice’ Reboot in Works at NBC From Vin Diesel’s Production Company

2 August 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A reboot of classic cop drama “Miami Vice” is in the works at NBC, Variety has learned.

The project hails from the team behind the “The Fast and the Furious” franchise with Vin Diesel’s production company, One Race Television, teaming up with Chris Morgan Productions, which headed by Chris Morgan. Morgan has written six of the “Fast & Furious” films to date. However, no executive producers have been locked in yet, as deals are still being hammered out.

One Race TV is under a deal at Universal Television, which is the studio behind the “Miami Vice” project.

Peter Macmanus will write the script, based on the original series. While executive producers haven’t been set, it’s more than likely Macmanus, Morgan, and Diesel will all serve as EPs, along with more staffers from One Race TV.

The original “Miami Vice” aired on NBC from 1984-1990 for five seasons (112 episodes). It starred Don Johnson as James “Sonny »

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