Miami Vice Is Getting A Reboot

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Vin Diesel and producer Chris Morgan (Fast and the Furious franchise) are developing a reboot of classic 1980s cop drama Miami Vice.

This franchise reboot supposedly stems from an idea from Vin Diesel himself, that was presented to NBC president Jennifer Salke. Diesel will be joined by Fast and the Furious producing partner Chris Morgan, as well as Shana Waterman (Wayward Pines, 24: Live Another Day) and Ainsley Davies to produce a reboot of the classic 1980s cop drama for the 2018-2019 television season.

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Miami Vice debuted in 1984, was created by Anthony Yerkovich and also was an early creative working ground for neo-noir cinema mainstay Michael Mann. The show follows undercover vice cops Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) in the city of Miami in the 1980s. The show featured compelling characters and entertaining fiction set in the criminal world of glitzy Miami, but has also endured as a cultural beacon of the 1980s. The show utilized popular music, new fashions and a fresh, eye-popping look to not only stand out from also police procedurals of the time, but also to tell stories in a unique, moody and more emotionally-evocative way.

Personally I’m a big fan of the show (even the movie, to an extent). I’m hesitant about a reboot, although there’s not much else they could do with the property now, except maybe a reunion of the original cast.

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  1. Besides everything you listed, all the obvious takeaways of glamour and coolness, it’s really all about the chemistry. And making us care. Can you get a lead actor to make you laugh, get angry at the system, scare you to death because you do care, then make you cry all in one episode, like Don Johnson does in “Milk Run” (Season 1)? If not, what’s the point of rebooting this classic series?

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