CBS Reboots 'Magnum P.I.' With Jay Hernandez Starring
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On the new iteration, Hernandez's Thomas Magnum is a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who returns home from Afghanistan instead of Vietnam.

AceShowbiz - Meet the new Thomas Magnum! CBS is planning a reboot of its 1980s crime drama "Magnum P.I.". %cJay Hernandez% ("Bad Moms") is tapped to portray the iconic character.

The pilot of the new series will be set in Hawaii, just like the original series starring %cTom Selleck% in the lead role. Hernandez's Thomas Magnum is a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who returns home from Afghanistan instead of Vietnam. He uses his military skills as a private investigator.

Hernandez's credits include "Six Degrees", "Gang Related" and "Nashville". The 40-year-old actor also appeared in recurring basis in the current season 7 of "Scandal". Meanwhile, his feature film credits include "Hostel", "Suicide Squad" and "Bright".

Providing the script for the new iteration are Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim ("Hawaii Five-0"). Lenkov and Guggenheim are also serving as executive producers. Meanwhile, Justin Lin ("Fast and Furious 6") is tapped to serve behind the lens.

Chronicling a story about private investigator P.I. who is living on Oahu, Hawaii, "Magnum P.I." ran from 1980 to 1988 on CBS. The series consistently ranked in the top twenty television programs during the first five years of its original run. Also starring on the series were %cRoger E. Mosley%, %cLarry Manetti% and %cJohn Hillerman%.

"Magnum P.I." is not the only classic TV show which was given a reboot treatment. CBS previously ordered a pilot for the 1980s crime drama "Cagney & Lacey". In addition, the network gave a straight-to-series order for '90s comedy "Murphy Brown" which aired for 10 years on CBS. %cCandice Bergen% is set to return for the new 13-episode series, reprising her role as Murphy Brown, the fan-favorite sharp-tongued journalist. Set for CBS' 2018-2019 season, the multi-camera revival is done as a way to celebrate the Emmy-winning show's 30th anniversary.

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