Magnum PI has cast yet another notable name to its pilot, and it’s someone who you may especially love if you are a fan of Happy Endings.
According to a report from Deadline, actor Zachary Knighton is set to appear in the pilot / potentially the series on CBS as Rick Wright, a good friend of Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez) who also works alongside him. Magnum in the new series returns home to Hawaii after serving time in Afghanistan and ends up becoming a private investigator. This is a show that may have an opportunity for some rich, smart storytelling, and in between this show and Hawaii Five-0 you could have more adventure and action in the islands to satisfy you for a long time.
The Magnum PI pilot, if you do not know, is coming via Hawaii Five-0 execs Peter M. Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim; with that in mind, you can have some confidence that this show is going to be both faithful to the original series while also bringing something that is new and exciting to the table. That’s really what you should want from this sort of show in a product that will make you feel nostalgic, but also do more than just replicate the original. There are some changes that have been announced already with the series; you can read about some of them here or check out the video below for more. (While you’re checking that video out, don’t you want to subscribe to our YouTube Channel?)
CBS should make a decision on the Magnum PI pilot at some point before May as to whether or not they want to order it to series; for the time being, we’re cautious optimistic just because of Lenkov and Guggenheim’s resumes. They know that they have a great tendency to deliver with these series long-term and they have the flexibility to adapt. After what Lenkov and Guggenheim have done to make this season of Hawaii Five-0 great after the significant cast departures they deserve a great deal of credit.
Some of Knighton’s other TV credits include Parenthood, Elementary, and an upcoming stint on Santa Clarita Diet season 2.
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