Boom! Goes the Title of Don Johnson's New ABC Drama Pilot

Don Johnson just struck gold — black gold, to be specific.

The Miami Vice and Nash Bridges vet has landed a lead role in ABC’s Boom, a drama pilot exploring “the biggest oil discovery in American history,” according to Deadline.

The series will explore the economic explosion caused by the discovery of gas reserves in North Dakota within the last decade, with Johnson set to play “mega alpha male oil tycoon” Hap Boyd.

In addition to starring in the series, Johnson will executive-produce it alongside Tony Krantz (24, Felicity). The pilot for the potential series was written by Josh Pate (Legends) and Rodes Fishburne; Jonas Pate (Believe, Caprica) will direct and also serve as EP.

Excited about the possibility of Johnson back on your TV on a weekly basis? Sound off below!

 

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68 Comments
  1. kirads09 says:

    So both Don and Melanie have new shows. (That’s Dakota’s parents for you youngins) Good for them. I wish them the best.

  2. Phillip says:

    If it goes to series, I hope they actually shoot the show in North Dakota and not somewhere in Canada.

  3. Meanwhile, Dallas was cancelled.

  4. Tran says:

    I grew up watching Miami Vice and became one of my favorite shows of the ’80s.

    • Lerbert says:

      Me too–I watched it with my Dad. This premise has some appeal but I would give any show a look that had Don Johnson playing a character named “Hap Boyd.”

  5. cookie says:

    Yeah for Don!! I’d watch him in anything. Hey u guys postings in foreign language plz translate in English under ur post. It would be nice to reply to u. Cooks

  6. Kat says:

    Instead of a mega gazillionaire it would have been nice to see him as someone not so arrogant. When hasn’t Don played someone with a huge ego?

  7. timetogo says:

    Lad to see Melanie and Don back. Would LOVE to see Tippi Hedrin do some TV work. She is one classy and beautiful lady.

  8. Tim says:

    Don was the best part of the horrible Dusk to Dawn series

  9. everart says:

    I’m just hoping that Cheech Marin will co-star.

  10. Miller says:

    Awesome news! Glad to have Don Johnson back on my TV screen!

  11. Luis says:

    Did the Johnson/Griffith family just sign a pact with Lucifer?

  12. Janis Mahlke says:

    Happy to see that Don Johnson will be back on tv. Hope the show does well.

  13. Judy says:

    So happy DON JOHNSON IS BACK…I’d watch him in anything!

  14. Judy says:

    When does “Boom” begin? Is it on KABC? Time?

  15. J norris says:

    Being filmed a few blocks from my house in Ogden utah

  16. Becky says:

    I live in Ogden, went downtown last night and I have to say that this is exciting for our town! I hope this series stays going and finds the gem of Ogden on the great 25th Street.

  17. Mary Odom says:

    I just heard about it and am so excited! Can’t wait!

  18. Blue Note says:

    Will see anythling with Don Johnson in it. He is ALWAYS great. If it is good, ABC will junk it.

  19. Lisa says:

    Yes I’m excited to see Don Johnson back on TV!!!
    Been watching the Miami Vice series on COZI TV :)

  20. Marquet says:

    Sooo Excited!!.. Looking Forward to seeing the new show!… Love him as an actor. He’s Still a very handsome man!!.

  21. Cat says:

    After shooting the pilot, I hope they bring it back to LA where it belongs. Locals need the work.

  22. Mary Odom says:

    When will it air?

  23. Joe Johnston says:

    I wish Don the best in his new series. Worked as his Gardener 12yrs. And can’t wait to see the series.
    GOOD LUCK DON. YOU DESERVE THE BEST

  24. Sue Sims says:

    Hope this turns into a series..Love Miami Vice. Watching on Netflix..Interesting to see if this will be a series. Sounds good. Definitely will watch.

  25. Gerri Baker says:

    Long time fan. Can’t wait to see him again on TV

  26. Gerri Baker says:

    Long time fan. Can’t wait to see him on TV again

  27. Gerri Baker says:

    Long time fan. Can’t wait to see him back on TV

  28. tonya vallot says:

    yes yes oh my please get this off the ground ..I think this would be awsome . i love mr.johnson. been watching him for years.sinca miami vice.do it mr.don,,, this is right up your alley….

  29. Connie says:

    I cannot wait to see Don Johnson again. I’ve been following him since my 20 ‘ s and you’ve made my dream come true. Thank you!

  30. Helene Johnson says:

    I am so trilled that my all time favorite actor, Don Johnson is getting back on TV. To me he is the best actor in the whole wide whole and I just love him!

  31. candy says:

    Can’t wait to see Don Johnson again.

  32. cindi says:

    I have been a Don Johnson fan since forever. Always enjoy his sense of humor and contribution to any show with which he has been a cast member/lead. Love that he is coming back to TV. Hoping the pilot is successful.

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I have been a Don Johnson for years. As far as I am concerned, he is the best actor in the whole wide world. i am looking forward to seeing him back on TV. I just love him!

  33. Shane Rostin says:

    WELCOME BACK DON!!-IT’S ABOUT TIME!!-WISHING YOU THE BEST OF LUCK ON THIS NEW SHOW!!

  34. Great! Really enjoy watching both stars. I wish both of them lasting success. Don Johnson is a wonderful actor.

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I am so thrilled that Don Johnson is getting back on TV. He is and always will be to me the best actor in the whole wide world. I love him and wish him the best that the world can offer.

  35. Diana says:

    You go Don nice job

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I have been a fan of Don Johnson for years. I agree with you that he is coming back to TV. I love him and wish him the bewst of luck!

  36. Diana says:

    Nice to see the man back to work

  37. Chris Murray says:

    Awesome can’t wait. Don Johnson great in all he does.

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I agree with you Chris. He has been my all time best actor ever since Miami Vice. He is absolutely the best and I cannot wait to see him again on TV.

  38. D says:

    I LOVED his choices of Miami Voice & Nash Bridges. I’m looking forward to Boom.

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I agree with all of you that Don Johnson has struck gold. He is and always will be to me the best actor in the whole wide world. I just love him and wish him all the best.

  39. Carolyn says:

    So glad to see him back again! Now just bring back Cheech with him.

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I agree with all these comments. It would be wonderful if Don would team up with Cheech or even Philip from Miami Vice. I am looking forward to this new series. I wish Don the very best and I love him!

  40. terri says:

    I’m really excited to see Don Johnson back on tv. I am a big Nash Bridges fan.Can’t wait to watch every week. I’m going to make sure I record every episode.

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I have been a big fan of Don Johnson ever since he starred in Miami Vice. I loved him then and I love him now. I will watch every show and if I cannot watch that night, I will definitely tape it. I wish him all the best.

  41. Cheryl Jordan says:

    Love Love Mr. Nash Bridges. Lol Don Johnson is the BEST!!

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I agree with you. Don Johnson is the best! I am so thrilled that he is coming back to TV. I plan on watching every show. If for some reason I cannot watch it, I will definitely tape it. I loved Don back then and I still love today!

  42. Noela Lary says:

    Very glad I can see Don Johnson again in a series. He is great in my book.

  43. Jennifer Luke says:

    It is about time that Don Johnson is coming back on television! I was so disappointed when CBS shut down Nash Bridges. He is such a good actor and still has plenty of on screen sex appeal!

    • Helene Johnson says:

      To me Don Johnson has always been extremely handsome and extremely sexy. I am so happy that he is coming back on TV. I wish him all the best

  44. Paul Fedel says:

    Go Get Em! Thrilled and Elated already. Cool as a Cucumber DJ with an awesome cast. Plus, a EP. Good Luck for everyone involved. My girlfriend and I will be watchin’

    • Helene Johnson says:

      I have always loved Don Johnson from the moment I saw him on Miami Vice and even more so when he played Nash Bridges. I know in my heart that this new series will be just as gret as the others. Glad you are back on TV Don. Keep up the great work!

  45. Nancy Weese says:

    I WOULD LOVE IT! I’ve seen previews and like what I’ve seen, plus I have been a Don Johnson fan for years!!

  46. Carolyn Cook says:

    cant wait to see Don Hohnson back in a series! I watch Miami Vice on El Ray it’s the best part of my morning while I am doing my paperwork. I am a realtor set my showing appointments for 3 or later.

  47. Dianne Moore says:

    yes! love him!

  48. This is great I am lookin forward to this show He is an actor that can make you believe in his shows

  49. Jim Lyddy says:

    Have been an avid admirer of Mr. Johnson since his appearance in the ’70s series Police Story.

    Never received the recognition he truly deserves.

    Welcome back, Mr. Johnson.