First, it was MacGyver. Then, it was Lethal Weapon. Hollywood is out to ruin every childhood memory you have with a long list of unwanted reboots. The latest is the announcement of a Magnum P.I. reboot starring Jay Hernandez as Tom Seleck’s Hawaiian-shirt -loving private investigator, Thomas Magnum.
As far as we know, the show will present Thomas Magnum as a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who returns from Afghanistan and becomes a private investigator. Unfortunately, there is no news on whether the character will sport Seleck’s very famous moustache. Of course, it’s easy to point out that Tom Selleck and Jay Hernandez look nothing alike – which hints that the show will take on a very new direction.
What the purpose is of creating a new show with a very different look and feel and then naming it Magnum P.I., you may ask? Well, your guess is as good as ours. It could turn out to be a lot of fun. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Peter Lenkov, the writer and producer behind current CBS reboots of Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver, will serve as the writer and executive producer on the new version of the show.