Hawaii Five-0 Coming Back to CBS

Hawaii Five-0” is coming back to CBS network TV in a new form. The network announced this past week that a complete reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” will air during the Fall 2010 season on Monday nights at 10 pm (9 pm Hawaii time).

The new “Hawaii Five-0” will have an all new cast, and according to many news sources, is not a sequel to the original but a total re-boot or re-imagining if you will. The young cast includes:

  • Alex O’Loughlin as Detective Steve McGarrett
  • Scott Caan as Detective Danny “Danno” Williams
  • Daniel Dae Kim as Detective Chin Ho Kelly
  • Grace Park as Detective Kona “Kono” Kalakaua
  • Jean Smart as Governor Patricia “Pat” Jameson
  • Taryn Manning as Mary Ann McGarrett

The new show is being produced by Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci who did a reboot of the Star Trek series with a new movie in 2009. The show is supposed to be shot in Hawaii. The pilot was done on Oahu this past spring.

The new “Hawaii Five-0” comes just in time after the long running ABC TV series “Lost” ended its run this year. That show shot mostly on Oahu and brought in more than $400 million into the state’s economy over the last 6 years. Cast member Daniel Dae Kim is already a familiar face in Hawaii as he played the character Jin on “Lost” since the program’s start in 2004.

I am cautiously optimistic that the new “Hawaii Five-0” can become a hit, if they keep most of the elements of the original show intact. A good start is the theme song which has already been released to the public and can be viewed and listened to by selecting the video at the very top.

The one thing that I am concerned about is that one of the producers said that comedy will be included as part of the new show. As I recall after watching the original “Five-0” for many years, that the program was just hard hitting and contained almost no comedic parts at all. I am afraid that comedy in the rebooted “Hawaii Five-0” may not work for the old time fans of the original.

Hawaii Five-0: Behind the Scenes

CBS News Online: Hawaii Five-0 interview

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Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.