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CBS has cast their new Magnum for their reboot of the hit 80s series

February 22nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

So the last we heard there was a Magnum PI sequel series in the works that was set to focus on his daughter (here), however now it looks like CBS are scrapping the ‘same universe’ approach in favour of a full on reboot.

And their new modern take on the show has already found its lead, Thomas Magnum, in the shape of Suicide Squad star Jay Hernandez.

In the new version, Magnum is “a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.”

the pilot will be written by CBS’ Peter Lenkov and will be directed by Fast & Furious director Justice Lin.

The aim of the reboot from the beginning was to have a more diverse cast this time out for the series – we’re keen to see who gets cast as Higgins and TC – although, while we’ve no issue with that at all, it’s hard to imagine anyone apart from Tom Sellick in the iconic role.

That said, Hernandez blew us away – and completely stole the show – with his performance as Diablo in Suicide Squad, so could us in as on board for the next flight to Hawaii.

We’ll keep you posted as and when we hear more…

Source: Popculture

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….