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?
It is nothing like the original. The new one should have just been a new show with a new name. I like it, And the cast , but it is not Magnum.
Love the Original and love the new one with Perdita Weeks. She adds a lot to the show so keep her.
Absolutely, love the new series because its fresh and up to date with what i know is going to draw women across america into.
This series feels like your watching a TV show for hours, its painful at times and the PC just killed the whole show, I bet it has some big time backers to keep it on the air..
Robbin Masters can afford a garage full of great cars…so why not let the new magnum take out a 308 Ferrari now and than on the show just for us old timers
New Higgins as a young female is a terrible idea. Sexual tension between the lead and character and co-character is old, stale, and tired. The magic of the old Higgins was his vast experiences and incessant talking about them, and his dislike, yet respect for Magnum. The new cast could work if they would replace young female Higgins with her staunch and proper aunt or uncle.
Love original Magnum P.I. I will not watch the new one. I don’t want the memory to be sullied
Writing is terrible. Director needs a swift kick. Casting has a lot to be desired. Acting was bad. No one just walks into a senior officers office and when you put on a full dress uniform you better shave. To many errors. Take notes from Amazon’s Jack Ryan series.
Only one that had any acting skills was Perdita Weeks.
I did watch the first episode with guarded optimism.
The original series lacked on writing, but was worth watching for the scenery and the character were likable. I would say the Ferrari was part of the cast.
The producers did a poor job of casting the characters. The only character that did more than walk through the scenes was Higgins.
The problem is the quality and number of options the TV viewers have today has increased several folds. I am not sure I want to use my limited viewing time on the hopes they can and will develop theses characters.
Well, a lot remains the same and yet, it seems different. That is, the title, location, characters, music and the Ferrari are the same, but not quite. Higgins is now female and Magnum is now a shorter hispanic guy. I’m not sure if that will work as Tom Selleck was a tall white guy with a big moustache who seemed to always be having fun unless he got serious. This new guy seems super serious from the start and not a fun guy at all. Comparisons will be invevitable. It just seems to me that it would have been safer… Read more »
I’m watching the new one. Higgins is a woman? An extra sidekick? Magnum is Hispanic? The PC version.