TV: Magnum P.I. Coming This Fall

(Los Angeles, CA, May 16, 2018 – by Senior Editor, Cirina Catania)

Move over Tom Selleck, there’s a new guy in town and, although we still love you, this new Thomas Magnum  (Jay Hernandez, Bright, Suicide Squad) is about to break a lot of hearts and save the island of Oahu from the bad guys, with the help of his loyal team, Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks, Penny Dreadful, Rebellion), Orville “Rick” Wright (Zachary Knighton, Santa Clarita Diet, Parenthood), and Theodore “T.C.” Calvin (Stephen Hill, Boardwalk, Empire). Yep, we think you are history, Tom. Gone but not forgotten. Thanks for your service.

Jay Hernandez, seen here in The Expanse in 2015, is the new Thomas Magnum in CBS’ Magnum P.I. (photo courtesy IMDB)
Tom Selleck, the original Thomas Magnum, reigned in the 80’s. (Photo courtesy IMDB)

How do you take an 80’s classic and introduce it to a new generation without alienating anyone familiar with the original? Dangerous times. But the new Magnum P.I., coming to CBS on Mondays this Fall is brought to you by the team that gave us Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver, Fast and Furious, and more. Director Justin Lin puts every classic Bond stunt to shame in this new version of the good guys vs the bad guys; the good guys being an ex-Marine Corps Chopper Pilot,  an ex-SEAL, a former British Intelligence MI6 and another “well-connected” friend.  Let’s just say, the bad guys are…well, just unlucky.

Magnum P.I., CBS tells us, is filled with “sun-drenched adventures as our hero takes jobs no one else will with the help of fellow vets T.C. Calvin and Rick Wright and the former MI:6 agent with a familiar last name (but now a female)— Higgins. Based on the 1980s series.” Nuff said. Wait for it…wait for it…too bad we won’t be able to binge-watch it. Every Monday on CBS – this Fall.
EP/W: Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0MacGyver)
EP/W: Eric Guggenheim (Hawaii Five-0Parenthood)
EP/D: Justin Lin (S.W.A.T.Scorpion)
EP/NW: Danielle Woodrow (S.W.A.T.Scorpion)
EP/NW: John Davis (The BlacklistTimeless)
EP/NW: John Fox (The BlacklistTimeless)
Thomas Magnum: Jay Hernandez (BrightSuicide Squad)
Juliet Higgins: Perdita Weeks (Penny DreadfulRebellion)
Orville “Rick” Wright: Zachary Knighton (Santa Clarita DietParenthood)
Theodore “T.C.” Calvin: Stephen Hill (Boardwalk Empire)
Magnum P.I., from CBS Television Studios in association with Universal Television