Johnny Depp to appear in ’21 Jump Street’

'Pirates' star will cameo in remake of series that made his name

Johnny Depp will make a cameo in the movie version of his TV show 21 Jump Street.

Depp launched his career in the high school police drama, playing Officer Tom Hanson in the series which ran from 1987 to 1991.

The show is now being made into a movie for Columbia, and will star Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube.

Hill had previously revealed that a “really funny” cameo had been written for Depp, should he choose to come on board. has now confirmed that Depp is on board.

21 Jump Street is shooting now ahead of a planned March 2012 release date. Depp can next be seen reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.