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Published:April 27th, 2011 20:12 EST
"21 Jump Street" Returns with Johnny Depp

"21 Jump Street" Returns with Johnny Depp

By Garrett Godwin

Before he set sail as Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp was getting his degree on 21 Jump Street.  Now, he will be back in class -- and on the beat -- for a cameo in a big-screen remake of the late 1980s show that stars Superbad`s Jonah Hill, Dear John`s Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube.

FOX`s first, major hit, 21 Jump Street was created by the late Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh, and made Depp into a reluctant teen heartthrob as Tom Hanson, one of several young officers of an undercover unit investigating crimes in high schools and colleges.  The series lasted four seasons on FOX (1987-90) and one in syndication (1990-91), and spun the short-lived Booker (1989-90) with Richard Grieco as the classic "bad boy with the heart of gold", a former Jump Street member turned private detective. 

Both of them were released in its entirely on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment, and can be found on Amazon.

The film version of 21 Jump Street is set to be in session on March 16, 2012.