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‘Magnum P.I.’ reboot begins filming in Kapolei

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    Peter Lenkov, executive producer, Perdita Weeks, Jay Hernandez, Zachary Knighton, and Stephen Hill pose for a picture on the first day of filming of “Magnum P.I.” CBS picked up the reboot of the Hawaii-based 1980s TV hit “Magnum, P.I.”


    Jay Hernandez, who plays Thomas Magnum, poses next to the famous Ferrari on the first day of filming of “Magnum P.I.”

Cast and crew members from the upcoming “Magnum P.I.” reboot gathered early this morning in an undeveloped area of Kapolei for a blessing ceremony and to begin filming the first episode.

“This is something I’ve been trying to get done for 10 years,” said Peter Lenkov, showrunner and executive producer of the “Magnum P.I.” and “Hawaii Five-0” reboots. “This actually predates ‘Hawaii Five-0.’”

>> Mobile users can view video of the ceremony here.

Rain began to sprinkle during the blessing and quickly turned into a downpour when filming began, yet the cast and crew’s spirits weren’t dampened.

“I can’t even say this is a dream come true because I wasn’t dreaming this big,” said Stephen Hill about his casting as Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin, originally played by Roger E. Mosley.

The first episode of the “Magnum P.I.” reboot, scheduled to air Sept. 24, has a new set of faces. Jay Hernandez will take over the role of Thomas Magnum, originally played by Tom Selleck; Perdita Weeks plays Juliet Higgins, a character based on the late John Hillerman’s portrayal of Jonathan Higgins; and Zachary Knighton is Orville “Rick” Wright, originally played by Larry Manetti.

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