Hawaii Five-0 First Look: McGarrett 'Suits Up' for Redo of Original Series' Pilot — Plus, Wo Fat Returns...?!

TVLine | 8/29/2018 | Matt Webb Mitovich
Click For Photo: https://pmctvline2.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/hawaii-five-0-season-9-premiere-photo.jpg?w=620

Fans of both Hawaii Five-0 and Hawaii Five-O are due for some déja vu when the current CBS series pays homage to the original — as seen in this exclusive photo from the Season 9 opener.

To mark the franchise’s 50th anniversary, Five-0 is retelling the story from the 1968 pilot, which ran in two parts and was titled “Cocoon.” As such, showrunner Peter M. Lenkov got to share a writing credit with the late Leonard Freeman, creator of the original series.

Versions - Cocoon - Story - Steve - McGarrett

In both versions of the “Cocoon” story, Steve McGarrett (then Jack Lord, now Alex O’Loughlin) braved a torturous sensory deprivation tank in the course of tracking a killer. Wo Fat (originally played by Khigh Dhiegh) filled a pivotal role in the original pilot, so fans of the modern remake questioned how faithful the retelling could be....
(Excerpt) Read more at: TVLine
Wake Up To Breaking News!
May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends that care
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!