The network is teaming with Vin Diesel to develop a Miami Vice revival.
The project, which has been in the works for months, is being driven by Shana Waterman, the former Fox Broadcasting executive who now serves as head of television for Diesel’s One Race Television production company.
Miami Vice is the first effort to come out of Diesel’s first-look deal with Universal Television.
Diesel and Waterman will executive produce alongside Chris Morgan and Ainsley Davies via the former’s overall deal with Universal Television.
The Miami Vice reboot marks a reteaming for Morgan and Diesel, who have worked on all of the Fast and the Furious movies together.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that it was Diesel who came up with the idea to revive Miami Vice and made a personal appeal to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.
Miami Vice ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984-1989.
Miami Vice is the first major TV reboot to be developed for the 2018-19 television season.
Diesel is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.