Miami Vice is making a comeback.
NBC is teaming up with Vin Diesel to develop a Miami Vice television series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The classic cop drama from the 1980s is the latest television series to be revived after decades off the air. It’s also the first major TV reboot slated for the 2018-2019 television season.
Diesel’s One Race Television production company is working with Fast and the Furious producer Chris Morgan on the new project.
The original show ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1990 and made Don Johnson an international star.
Back in March, Diesel posted a video to Instagram while he was in Miami doing research for the show. He expressed excitement over the project’s development.
“It’s amazing how much we’ve learned about Miami, how many interesting stories, the pool of culture that’s here,” Diesel said. “It’s just going to be so much fun to bring that to a TV space.”
Diesel isn’t the first person to attempt to reboot the show. In 2006, Michael Mann directed a film adaptation of the series starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx.
Mann was also executive producer on the original series starring Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
Peter Macmanus of USA’s Satisfaction and Spike’s The Mist will pen the script for the new series.
Diesel will serve as executive producer, but no cast members have been announced.