The 'Stache Is Not Back in the Magnum P.I. Reboot Trailer

The trailer for the Magnum P.I. reboot is finally here!

Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad) steps into the role of Thomas Magnum, which was played by Tom Selleck in the original. The series follows Magnum as he tries to make a name for himself as a private investigator in Hawaii. This time around, however, Magnum is an ex-Navy SEAL who is settling back into civilian life after a tour in Afghanistan.

In an even bigger shake-up of the formula of the original, Perdita Weeks (Penny Dreadful) will be joining Hernandez in the gender-swapped role of Higgins, the property master of Magnum's boss. Originally played by John Hillerman, casting Higgins as a woman opens up the possibility of a will they/won't they scenario between the two leads. Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill co-star as Magnum's buddies.

At the end of this first look at the series, Magnum is driving a Ferrari during a car chase and then jumps off a truck as it's falling off a cliff to a helicopter. It's gonna be fun!

Penned by Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver), the Magnum P.I. reboot is joins CBS' stable of revived shows that also includes S.W.A.T. and the upcoming Murphy Brown revival.

Magnum P.I. will air Mondays at 9/8c on CBS this fall.

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This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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May 17, 2018
Within the last year or two, I've had an epiphany as to why networks might pander their shows to people under 50. I'm watching more reruns from the '50s and '60s and MSNBC than I am broadcast TV right now.

From the description in this article, I was wondering if Peter Lenkov was behind this. Former Navy SEAL fighting crime in Hawaii sounds a lot like the new Hawaii Five-0. Sorry, making Higgins a woman opening up the possibility of a will they/won't they scenario is a disincentive for me to watch, not a selling point—besides not really wanting to relive my youth. I don't think I'd watch this even if they went back to the Ian Freebairn-Smith theme.
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May 17, 2018
Yeah, I'll be giving this a miss.
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May 16, 2018
There can only be ONE Magnum...Tom Selleck!!! Higgins was also irreplaceable...as were all the cast...this can't possibly be good!?!?!?!
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May 17, 2018
To be fair, before Magnum, P.I. there was Hawaiian Eye and Acapulco, so it's not like the original Magnum was a wholly original idea.
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May 17, 2018
I'm aware of similar shows. Talking about Tom Selleck playing the role of Magnum. He was an icon and you hear Magnum PI you think Tom Selleck!
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May 18, 2018
I hear "Magnum P.I." and think "Donald Bellisario" and "It's better than most Glen Larson shows because he didn't seem have anything to do with it after the pilot."
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May 17, 2018
I hear you. I'm only going to give this show a try cause since it's also on CBS like Hawaii Five-0 is, and it's set in Hawaii, then I think there will be some if not a lot of crossovers between the 2 shows, which can be fun.
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