Ed Bernero, executive producer and showrunner of Criminal Minds, is writing the pilot for what he calls "Hawaii Five-O 2.0". The main character will be Chris McGarrett, the son of Steve McGarrett. The pacing and storytelling will reflect modern sensibilities but the original series will still leave its mark. The famous title music will return but perhaps in an updated version.
A key element is the decision to film in Hawaii. Southern California really wouldn't cut it for a show set in Hawaii.
No word on when this series will join the CBS schedule but it sounds like it won't get going this fall.
What do you all think about this surprising news?