Don Johnson is heading back to San Francisco, with a revival of “Nash Bridges” in the works at USA Network.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is teaming with Village Roadshow, which owns the IP. The revival, which is just a two-hour special, is in early development, multiple individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. It’s possible that it could lead to a new ongoing series, but both individuals cautioned that it’s too early to tell.
“Nash Bridges” ran for six seasons on CBS from 1996 to 2001.
Carlton Cuse, who created the series, is not involved. He is currently co-showrunning Netflix’s “Locke and Key” adaptation. Bill Chais and Johnson will co-create the two-hour special. Johnson, Chais and Marc Rosen will executive produce. Johnson is currently the only cast member attached.
Johnson will return as Bridges, set in the present day, while he is still running San Francisco’s Special Investigation Unit. The revival will see Bridges dealing with a changed city, a new boss and police work that focuses on modern data-crunching and predictive policing.
Village Roadshow owns the rights to the show through Rysher Entertainment. In June, Village Roadshow acquired the film and TV rights to best-selling video game franchise “Myst.”
The Hollywood Reporter was first to report on the revival plans.