Magnum PI has a new leading lady. Deadline reports Perdita Weeks has been cast in CBS’ upcoming reboot pilot.
The original Magnum PI starred Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator who lives in Hawaii. The cast also included John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, and Larry Manetti. The show ran on CBS from 1980 to 1988.
CBS’ Magnum PI reboot will star Jay Hernandez as “Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.”
Weeks has been cast as Juliet Higgins, “the “majordomo” (i.e., property manager) for the large Hawaiian estate of writer Robin Masters, for whom Magnum ostensibly works security and lives in his guest house. She is commanding, confident, tough, uses sarcasm to deflect emotion and is hard to get to know — but it’s worth it in the end.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Magnum PI? Would you watch the CBS reboot?