POSTED: 7:46 a.m. HST, Jul 11, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 3:59 p.m. HST, Jul 11, 2011
If you're a fan of "Hawaii Five-0," it's time to celebrate: The cameras are rolling for season two.
The cast and crew started work early today at the show's expanded studio in the old Honolulu Advertiser building, returning after a three-month hiatus and a season one finale that rocked viewers with one surprising moment after another: The governor was murdered, "Five-0" was disbanded and its leader, Steve McGarrett was under arrest.
Daniel Dae Kim, who stars as Chin Ho Kelly, said that episode was a sign of exciting things to come.
"I thought it was a really good episode," he said. "I thought there were a lot of surprises. I thought there were some great character moments."
So what's next? Kim doesn't know much about the second season story arc but feels fans will be satisfied.
"The first script is really strong and answers a lot of questions that were left open at the end of season one," he said.
Grace Park said the show's writers will deliver.
"That's what's so amazing about this job," she said. "Everyone gets to focus on what they do so they can do it well."
Before work could begin today, the season received a blessing from Curt Pa'alua Kekuna, kahu and senior pastor at Kawaiahao Church. Before praying, he thanked the show's cast and crew for bringing 'Five-0' to Hawaii.
"Father...," Kekuna said. "Thank you for what you have already done in the first season of 'Hawaii Five-0.' Their success is our success. Their blessing is our blessing."