Original series star Don Johnson has signed on to star in the series, reprising the title role he played for six seasons when the show originally ran on CBS. Carlton Cuse, who created the original show, is not attached as he is currently under an overall deal at ABC Studios.
The new show will be co-created by Johnson and Bill Chais, who will also executive produce along with Marc Rosen. The project hails from Village Roadshow. At this time, Johnson is the only original cast member attached to the project.
Chais is repped by the Shuman Co. Johnson is repped by CAA.
“Nash Bridges” centered on Johnson’s character, who eventually rose to become the leader of the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. The series also starred Cheech Marin, Peggy Sandow, James Gammon, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Jeff Perry, and Jaime P. Gomez.
USA recently ordered a pilot for a series based on the book “Masters of Doom.” The cabler’s other upcoming scripted fare includes “Briarpatch,” with the first season set to star Rosario Dawson and Kim Dickens, a series adaptation of “Brave New World,” and “Treadstone,” a drama set in the “Bourne” universe. It was also recently announced that USA would air the second season of the true crime anthology “Dirty John,” with the first season of that show having aired on Bravo.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the “Nash Bridges” revival.