Nash Bridges first hit the airwaves in 1996 and ran until 2001. Over the course of its five-year run, audiences tuned in every week to see Cheech Marin and Don Johnson team up as SFPD inspectors Bridges and Dominguez. They cruised the city of San Francisco in Nash’s bright yellow Barracuda convertible, solved crimes, and brought plenty of laughs.
Now, over twenty years later Nash Bridges is back. However, fans didn’t get an updated series. Instead, Johnson and Marin teamed up for a brand new movie. It premiered on the USA Network last Friday, November 27th. Before the movie aired, the network released a promotional video that gave audiences a peek behind the scenes and let them hear about the film from its stars.
Johnson and Marin: Still Having a Good Time
Don Johnson and Cheech Marin formed a bond while filming the original Nash Bridges series. Those who watched it know that their on-screen chemistry was the glue that held the show together. From the clips and outtakes in the behind-the-scenes video, it looks like that hasn’t changed a bit. Marin and Johnson look like they’re loving every minute of filming the reboot. They hope audiences will have just as much fun watching.
At one point, Don Johnson calls Nash Bridges, “comfort food.” Additionally, he compared the property, as a whole, to an old well-worn pair of blue jeans. Few things in this world are more comfortable than an old pair of jeans.
Nash Bridges and Joe Dominguez Navigate a New World
The world has changed dramatically since 2001. The Nash Bridges reboot doesn’t ignore those changes. In the video, you can see that they’re working from a very modern office. Nash and Joe have to take in standing desks with treadmills and smoothies in the break room. However, that is only the beginning of the changes. The people populating the office look much different than they did 20 years ago.
About this Don Johnson said, “We have diverse characters in our show because San Francisco is a very diverse city. We’ve populated the show with the people that you see in San Francisco.”
Notably, the Nash Bridges reboot features the character, Chloe Zane. In a clip from the movie, we learn that she’s SFPD’s first transgender officer. Alexia Garcia, a prominent trans actress plays the role.
About the new world in which Nash Bridges takes place, Don Johnson said, “There are obvious changes and stuff like that. But, for us, it feels natural and normal.”
What To Expect from the Reboot
The most important member of the cast, Nash Bridges’ yellow Hemi ‘Cuda is coming back. So, you can expect plenty of scenes featuring Marin and Johnson in the iconic car. Additionally, they packed the film with action, comedy, and more car chases than you can shake a stick at.