Yeah but how does he look in a moustache and tropical shirt…?
US actor Jay Hernandez has been cast as the next Thomas Magnum, in the rebooted Magnum P.I.
Hernandez is primarily known for his film work, most recently appearing in the Netflix telemovie Bright. On TV, he was a regular in Six Degrees, and most recently guest-starred on Scandal.
The new version follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, returns home to Hawaii from Afghanistan and becomes a private investigator.
The pilot will see Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0) writing and executive-producing, with Justin Lin, who has helmed a number of the Fast and the Furious movies, directing.
CBS which is home to MacGyver, S.W.A.T., Hawaii Five-O plus upcoming Murphy Brown & Cagney and Lacey reboots, will screen it should it proceed to series, meaning TEN may nab Australian rights.
No other cast, nor a premiere date, have been set yet.
The original Magnum ran from 1980-1988 for eight seasons and 158 episodes.
Source: TV Insider.