Hawaii Five-0 is losing two core cast members. Deadline reports Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are leaving the CBS TV show ahead of season eight.
Kim and Park play Chin Ho Kelly and Kono Kalakaua, respectively, on the police procedural reboot. The cast also includes Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Chi McBride, Masi Oka, and Jorge Garcia.
Kim is likely leaving to executive produce his new drama on ABC, The Good Doctor. It’s unclear why Park is departing Hawaii Five-0, but CBS did release a statement thanking the actors. Season eight of Hawaii Five-0 is set to premiere on September 29th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Read the network’s statement below:
We are so appreciative of Daniel and Grace’s enormous talents, professional excellence and the aloha spirit they brought to each and every one of our 168 episodes. They’ve helped us build an exciting new Hawaii Five-0, and we wish them all the best and much success in their next chapters. Mahalo and a hui hou…”
What do you think? Do you watch Hawaii Five-0? Will you watch season eight without Kim and Park?