Between Ready Player One, the recent Baywatch film, Fuller House on Netflix and Taylor Swift's album titles, the 1980s are back in vogue. (Even fanny packs are cool again!) So if you're looking for some swanky '80s action, then get ready to pull out your white suits and loafers from the back of the closet — because a Miami Vice reboot is in the works.
NBC will revive the South Beach vibes of James “Sonny” Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, according to Variety. The original series aired on the network from 1984 to 1989, following the two detectives as they worked undercover. It was heavily influenced by New Wave culture and music, and reinvented the crime drama genre at the time.
The series also had a 2006 movie reboot directed by Michael Mann, starring Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell — which looked visually stunning, but didn’t really deliver the action fans of the show craved.
What’s really interesting is that the team behind the reboot includes #VinDiesel’s production company (One Race Television) and Chris Morgan’s company; Morgan wrote six of the Fast & Furious movies. #TheFastAndTheFurious franchise is known for its fast cars, physics-defying action sequences and larger-than-life characters. So the creative team will likely inject some high-octane energy into a TV franchise that was already known for its intense gun battles and visual effects.
Riding on the heels of other reboots — Hawaii Five-0, Lethal Weapon, MacGyver — the new Miami Vice should help satisfy our craving for '80s-inspired action and crime drama. We can't wait for Diesel to floor the gas pedal and reintroduce us to a new and improved Crockett and Tubbs. Wouldn’t it be cool to see Don and Dwayne Johnson team up in an episode?
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