Magnum P.I. reboot (again)

Tom Selleck hit drama Magnum P.I. is set for another attempted remake.

The series originally ran from 1980-1988 for eight seasons and 158 episodes.

Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver reboots) will serve as the writer and executive producer which has a pilot production commitment at CBS.

The new version follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who returns home to Hawaii from Afghanistan and becomes a private investigator.

A previous sequel surrounding Magnum’s daughter who returns to Hawaii did not move beyond development.

Source: Variety


  1. Hawaii seems to be becoming popular as a location, this Magnum remake could work if the success of Lethal Weapon is any indication, one advantage about rebooting these older shows is that younger audiences will know very little about them and project placement for cars will be an obvious bonus for the shows makers. I wonder when Dirty Harry will come to our screens, now that would be challenging political correctness.

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