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Nash Bridges TV special being developed by Don Johnson

Nash Bridges

Story by Jack Foley

DON Johnson could be about to return to the role of Nash Bridges, 18 years after the original television came to an end.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Miami Vice luminary is set to reprise his eponymous role running San Francisco’s Special Investigation Unit in what is being described as a potential two-hour TV special.

The project is in the early stages of development but it is being suggested that Village Roadshow hopes that the special will serve as a back-door pilot of sorts for a broader drama series.

A plot line has also been revealed that would see Bridges, circa 2020, still running San Francisco’s SIU while attempting to confront a changing city, a new boss and a world in which police work focuses on modern data-crunching and predictive policing.

However, while the world around Bridges continues to change, the character himself hasn’t.

Johnson is reportedly co-creating the special with Bill Chais (The Practice, Shark, Franklin & Bash, Bull).

As yet, there have been no further details of casting, which means that it’s also unclear whether former cast members such as Cheech Marin or Jodi Lyn O’Keefe will return as well.

Nash Bridges was Johnson’s first big show following his career-making turn as Detective Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice. It ran for six years on CBS.