Earlier this year, we brought word that Magnum P.I. was getting rebooted. And now, the redo has found its titular P.I.
As per The Wrap, Jay Hernandez will headline this new take on an old favourite. For genre fans, they’ll be familiar with Hernandez for Hostel (and briefly Hostel II!), as El Diablo in Suicide Squad, and for appearing in Netflix’s Bright.
In terms of this new Magnum P.I., we know that the new series will update Thomas Magnum’s story so that he’s now a former Navy Seal who served in Afghanistan rather than Vietnam. We also know that the show will focus on four central characters and explore “brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat, what it means to return home an ex-soldier, and a commitment to continuing to serve while in the private sector.” One notable difference that has been revealed at this early stage is that the Higgins character – played by John Hillerman in the original series – will be now be a female former MI6 agent called Juliet Higgins.
Of course, the big question now it just how cool of a moustache Hernandez can grow...
As ever, expect more on this Magnum P.I. reboot as it continues to develop.