The CBS television network produced and transmitted the program from September 26 (September 20 for the pilot episode "Cocoon"), 1968 to April 5, 1980. Currently, the program is aired in syndication throughout the world. Created by Leonard Freeman, Hawaii Five-O was shot on location in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, and throughout the island of Oʻahu - with occasional filming in other locales like Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as other Hawaiian islands.
Hawaii Five-O centers on a fictional state police force of the same name - in honor of Hawaiʻi's status as the 50th State - led by former Navy officer Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord), who was appointed by the Governor Paul Jameson (Richard Denning). Originally, McGarrett was assisted regularly by State Police officers - a young officer, Danny Williams (James MacArthur), Chin Ho Kelly (Kam Fong) and Kono Kalakaua (Zulu). Later, Honolulu Police Department Officer Duke Lukela (Herman Wedemeyer) joined the team as a regular as did Ben Kokua (Al Harrington). Occasionally, they were assisted by other officers on an "as-needed" basis. During the course of the show, the team was also assisted regularly by: the medical examiner Doc Bergman (Al Eben), the forensic specialist Che Fong (Harry Endo) and a secretary. The first secretary was May (Maggi Parker), then Jenny (Peggy Ryan) and later Luana (Laura Sode-Matteson). (At the time Hawaii was the only state without an actual statewide police agency. The Hawaii State Sheriff's Department now serves as the de facto state police.)
It seems that CBS has found a director for their upcoming remake pilot and he comes from the feature film world. IESB.net is reporting that filmmaker Len Wiseman has come aboard to direct the pilot for CBS' reboot Hawaii Five-O.
Wiseman will direct a growing cast that includes Alex O'Loughlin, who will play the lead of Steve McGarrett, Taryn Manning, who will play Mary Ann McGarrett, Steve's sister, and Daniel Dae Kim, who will play Detective Chin Ho Kelly. The show is a remake of the highly successful Hawaii Five-O series that ran on CBS from 1968 to 1980.Read More
CBS is moving forward with a modern take on one of its most beloved series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has given the green light for a new version of Hawaii Five-O.
The new version of the series, which ran from 1968 to 1980 on CBS, comes from Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and CSI: NY executive producer Peter Lenkov. All three came up with the story idea and Lenkov wrote the pilot under Orci and Kurtzman's supervision. All three will executive produce the pilot.Read More
The writers behind two of summer's biggest box office sensations have picked up another project for the small screen. According to Variety, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek) have signed on to develop a remake of the 1968 classic series Hawaii Five-O.
Orci and Kurtzman will develop the pilot with CSI: NY executive producer Peter Lenkov, with Peter writing the screenplay. All three will be executive producers and, if the pilot is picked up to series, Lenkov will take over as showrunner. CBS has given the trio a pilot commitment on Thursday after Orci, Kurtzman and Lenkov all pitched the idea to CBS.Read More
It seems that a whole new generation will become familiar with the catch-phrase, "Book 'em, Danno." According to The Hollywood Reporter, a new, updated version of Hawaii Five-O is being set up at CBS.
Criminal Minds executive producer and showrunner Ed Bernero will write this new installment and insists that, while the characters, pacing and stories will be modernized, "we will try to keep as much of the original show as possible," Bernero said. "I'm not trying to reinvent it." Bernero has described the project simply as Hawaii Five-O.Read More