Miami Vice
Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as James 'Sonny' Crockett and Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs. NBC

Vin Diesel is working on reviving classic 80s police procedural Miami Vice for US network NBC, teaming with writer Chris Morgan, who worked on the scripts of every Fast and Furious film since the second which released in 2003.

The Hollywood Reporter cites sources claiming the idea to revive the exploits of Crockett and Tubbs came from Diesel himself, who took the concept to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.

Miami Vice originally ran from 1984-1989, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as undercover detectives James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, working cases for the city's Metro-Date Police Department.

The series is fondly remembered for its encapsulation of 80s culture, from the outfits to the cars to the drugs and new wave soundtrack.

And let's not forget the excellent theme song by Jan Hammer.

The revival is said to be the first project born of Diesel's first-look deal with Universal Television, with the actor set to executively produce the show alongside Shana Waterman, who heads up the television wing of Diesel's production company One Race.

Chris Morgan and Ainsley Davies will also produce.

This wouldn't be the first revival of the show. In 2006 Heat director Michael Mann adapted it for the big screen with Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. While it received mixed reviews and flopped at the box office, the film does have something a cult following.

Should the show become reality, it'll be targeting a premiere during the 2018-19 television season. It's the latest in a line of TV reboots for 80s series, following 2010's Hawaii Five-0 revival and a TV adaptation of the Lethal Weapon film franchise.