Book 'Em Danno: CBS said to greenlight Hawaii Five-O Remake
Set in the fiftieth state, the remake of Hawaii Five-O will star Alex O'Loughlin as the son of Steve McGarrett, who battled crooks as the head of an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police on the original show, which ran from 1968-1980.
It’s been 30 years since Steve McGarrett, head of an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police, battled the mob and other crooks. This means CBS will have the tricky task of updating the show without alienating fans of the original series.
But Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim is said to be resurrecting the character of local detective Chin Ho Kelly, originally played by Hawaiian actor Kam Fong Chun, meaning there might be interesting crossover between the generations to explain. Jean Smart, of Designing Women fame, will play Hawaii’s governor.