‘Nash Bridges’ Revival Movie Heads Into Production
Don Johnson is set to return as ‘Nash Bridges’, as the actor confirmed a revival tv movie, which they hope will serve as a pilot to a possible new series, is heading into production.
For those of you that need a refresher, ‘Nash Bridges’ was a police procedural created by Carlton Cuse which starred Don Johnson in the title role, with Cheech Marin as Joe Dominguez, two Inspectors with the San Francisco PD Special Investigations Unit. The original show ran for six seasons from 1996 to 2001, covering a total of 122 episodes.
The series was originally created by Carlton Cuse, the man behind ‘Lost’, ‘Bates Motel’, ‘The Strain’, ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’, and a host of other tv drama. The revival is being spearheaded by Bill Chais (‘Franklin & Bash’, ‘Bull’, ‘Designated Survivor’), Marc Rosen (‘Sense8’) and Johnson himself.
In an interview on ‘Ellen’, Johnson confirmed the revival is set to go into production soon in San Francisco, which will see Johnson, Cheech Marin, and Jeff Perry, who played Inspector Harvey Leek, all reprising their roles.
“We’re in heavy prep for a reboot of Nash Bridges. We find Nash some years later. And Cheech is going to come back and join me, and Jeff Perry,” he commented. “We’ve got a pretty exciting show that we’re prepping in San Francisco right now.”
There’s no news yet on who else may be joining them from the original cast, but over the years, the show included people such as Jodi Lyn O’Keefe as Nash’s daughter Cassidy, James Gammon Nash’s father Nick, Annette O’Toole as Nash’s first ex-wife Lisa Bridges, Serena Scott Thomas Nash’s second ex-wife Kelly Bridges, Jaime P. Gomez as Inspector Evan Cortez, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Inspector A.J. Shimamura, Mary Mara Inspector Bryn Carson, Kelly Hu as Inspector Michelle Chan, Yasmine Bleeth as Inspector Catlin Cross, Wendy Moniz as Inspector Rachel McCabe, and Cress Williams as Inspector Antwon Babcock.
The original series aired on CBS, however, the two-hour revival movie is currently set for the USA Network, although it’s possible that could get bumped over to the Peacock streaming service, as they both sit under NBC Universal. Village Roadshow owns the IP to the drama. Whilst currently only a movie has been commissioned, they are hoping it could serve as a backdoor pilot to a potential new series.
In the UK, ‘Nash Bridges’ aired on ITV, but it’s way too early to know where this revival may end up over here. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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