We’ve already had plenty of reboots of classic 1970 and 80s TV shows and films – Dukes Of Hazzard, Lethal WeaponHawaii Five-O et al – and each one has had fairly low levels of success, which begs the questions: why bother bringing back the old stuff and why not instead concentrate on new stories? One such 1980s show that is now due for a reboot is Tom Selleck’s Magnum PI, featuring the titular densely-moustachioed, Hawaii-dwelling private detective.
Variety reports that US network CBS is now planning a reboot of the original, with Eric Guggenheim – who was involved with Hawaii Five-O – slated to exec produce and write.
[The series] follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home to Hawaii from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore “TC” Calvin and Orville “Rick” Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to.
More news as we get it (and if we can be bothered).