‘Hawaii Five-O’ is an action drama and police procedural that airs on CBS. The series first premiered on September 20, 2010. For those unaware, it is a reimagining of the original series by Leonard Freeman, which also aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980.
Much like the original series, the newer version also focuses on the elite state police task force that has been set up to combat major crimes in Hawaii. It deals with the investigation that takes place after crimes are committed in Hawaii. The Governor is the head who the police department answers to. The resources and immunity to those involved in the investigation are provided by the Governor. Amid dirty politics, the investigators crack cases from the minor robbery to the major murders and rapes.
The series has been developed by Peter M. Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. K/O Paper Products, CBS Productions, CBS Television Studios, and 101st Street Television are the companies backing the project, while Peter M. Tassler is the producer. Peter M. Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Eric Guggenheim are on board as the executive producers of the show. The series, being a remake of an old popular show, did not find it hard to attract viewers, and they have expanded their fanbase ever since with the kind of content they have been putting out. Critics too received it favorably, calling it a slick and brisk reboot, with dashes of nostalgia and saying that the fine locales and cast members made the show an extremely enjoyable watch.
Hawaii Five-0 Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Hawaii Five-O’ includes Alex O’Loughlin who plays as Lieutenant Commander Steven J “Steve” McGarrett. He is a former Navy SEAL and head of the task force. His father’s murder prompts him to return and form this body.
Scott Caan plays Detective Sergeant Danny Williams who acts as the second in command of the team. Daniel Dae Kim is seen as Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly, Steven’s father’s protege and a veteran member of the Hawaiian Police Department. Grace Park plays Officer Kono Kalakaua a surfer turned into a member of the team. She eventually left the show since CBS did not pay her equal wage as fellow co-stars Alex and Scott.
Taryn Manning appears as Mary Ann McGarrett Steve’s younger sister, with whom Steven often interacts, which gives us a look at his personal life as well. Masi Oka plays the role of Dr.Max Bergman a well-respected member of the medical community despite being slightly eccentric. Lauren German appears as Special Agent Lori Weston a senior agent from the Department of Homeland Security who provides oversight to the team in Hawaii. Chi McBride appears as Captain Lou Grover a cop transferred from Chicago, Meaghan Rath as Officer Tani Rey another of McGarrett’s personal recruits. Tani is shown to be a top member of the academy who gets kicked out nonetheless, and works as a pool guard, till she is recruited. Taylor Wily appears as Kamekona Tupuola a confidential informant for the task force. Dennis Chun appears as Sergeant Duke Lukela a liaison between the HPD and the task force. There are several other members of the team, not to mention the supporting characters who help the viewers understand the nature of the task force and the criminal aspect in ‘Hawaii Five-O’.