The Hawaii Five-0 team is expanding. This week, CBS announced Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, and Beulah Koale have joined season eight of the TV show.
As reported earlier, long-time cast members Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park will not be returning for the upcoming season of the action drama. Allegedly, the two left because the studio would not offer Kim and Park salaries equal to their co-stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan.
Now, Hawaii Five-0 is adding some new members to the squad. Dale, who has recurred on the CBS TV show since season two, will reprise his role as Adam Noshimuri for season eight. Meanwhile, newcomers Rath and Koale will play new recruits for the Hawaii Five-0 team.
The new season of Hawaii Five-0 premieres on CBS on September 29th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are set to join the cast of HAWAII FIVE-0, which begins its eighth season Friday, Sept. 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Dale has recurred on HAWAII FIVE-0 as Adam Noshimuri since season two, becoming a trusted confidant and resource for the team who will now be recruited by McGarrett to work for Five-0. This summer, Dale is starring in the suspense thriller SALVATION, on the Network.
Rath will play Tani Rey, who McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) recruits after finding her working as a lifeguard at a hotel pool after she was kicked out of the Police Academy, despite being a first-rate candidate. Rath is best known to television audiences for her starring roles in the series “Being Human” and “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life,” and for recurring in “Secrets and Lies” and “New Girl.”
Koale will portray Junior Reigns, a former Navy SEAL who just returned from serving his country and asks McGarrett, a fellow SEAL, for a job, hoping to repurpose his skills as a member of Five-0. Koale will star opposite Miles Teller in the feature film “Thank You for Your Service,” which premieres Oct. 27.
HAWAII FIVE-0 also stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Wily, Kimee Balmilero and Dennis Chun.
HAWAII FIVE-0 is produced by CBS Television Studios. Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Eric Guggenheim are the executive producers.”
What do you think? Do you watch Hawaii Five-0? Will you watch the new season without Kim and Park?