You know you want it.
You know you’ve missed it.
And now it’s happening.
We are talking about a reboot of “Miami Vice,” the pastel colored cop classic of the 1980s (the series following our notorious drug trade starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas ran from 1984-89).
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Vin Diesel is the man to thank for the rebirth.
The Fast and Furious actor will help produce the show with his One Race Television as part of a deal with Universal Television, reports the industry publication.
Though other details are sparse, Vin will executive produce; attached to write the script is Peter Macmanus, who has done a mix of drama and comedy (TV’s Satisfaction, The Mist).
We have heard rumblings about something like this before but the most recent report is solid.
When The Miami Herald spoke to Don Johnson back in 2014 to chat about Miami Vice’s 30th anniversary he said he would be open to participating in an updated version. “I would re-create my role as Sonny as he is in the 21st century. It could be fun as hell,” said Johnson. It is unclear if the actor will be involved this time around, but that would be genius casting.
Back in June, Star Trek hunk Chris Pine was spotted walking around in a Miami Vice T shirt. Was he giving us a sign? We could so see him as Sonny.
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