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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.
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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....
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