Is Alex O’Loughlin leaving Hawaii Five-0 or not? Recently, the star of the CBS TV show spoke with TVLine about his plans for a possible season nine.
Currently in its eighth season, the action series reboot revolves around Detective Steve McGarrett (O’Loughlin) and his elite state police task force in the state of Hawaii. The cast also includes Scott Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale, Jorge Garcia, Chi McBride, Taylor Wily, Dennis Chun, and Kimee Balmilero.
Last year, O’Loughlin said he was leaving Hawaii Five-0 after season eight. However, now it looks like his mind has changed. In a recent interview with TVLine, O’Loughlin said season nine is a possibility:
I don’t know that I’d say I got a ‘second wind’… But is there a way that I can realistically see a Season 9 being a part of my life? I think so.”
CBS has not yet announced a season nine renewal for Hawaii Five-0, but it seems likely given the series’ solid ratings.
To be honest with you, mate, if you had asked me [about re-signing] two years ago, my answer would have been, like, ‘No f’–king way.’ I want a quality of life, and I want to be with my family. I’ve been able to put Humpty together again.
I am still very tired at the end of the season, and after almost 200 episodes of television. But I can sort of quietly and sensibly sit back and go, ‘There’s a version where if CBS can make a deal and be reasonable, then I’m prepared to be reasonable, too.’”
What do you think? Do you watch Hawaii Five-0? Do you want another season?