Alex O'Loughlin Set For "Hawaii Five-0"

2/15/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

It's official, Aussie hunk Alex O'Loughlin (TV's "Moonlight," "The Back-Up Plan") has scored the lead role of Detective Steve McGarrett in CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" remake.

According to Headline Planet: Alex O’Loughlin is set to star in CBS’ reboot of Hawaii Five-O. He’ll take on the role of Det. Steve McGarrett originated by Jack Lord. This show needs to work: O’Loughlin headlines two CBS series that lasted one season or less with “Moonlight,” “Three Rivers.”

McGarrett, the head of the Hawaii State Police, was famously portrayed by Lord in the original. O'Loughlin joins the recently cast Daniel Dae Kim (TV's "Lost," "Angel"), who co-stars as Detective Chin Ho Kelly.

One big thing this show has going for it is that the pilot is being shepherded by "Fringe" writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as "CSI: NY" exec producer Peter Lenkov. With talent like that behind it, this show is sure to work. Right?

CBS hopes so. After two failures for O’Loughlin, he will be working hard to make sure it’s a success. The show will be shot on location, which is lucky for everyone involved, as well as Dae Kim, who has been shooting “Lost” in Hawaii for the past six years.

I think this show has a great chance to be a success, especially considering who is involved. I hope it works out, because since “Lost” premiered, Dae Kim is one of my favorite actors to watch on screen.

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  1. Connie Northrop said...

    The sad thing is Alex we never at fault for the loss of the other two shows. Moonlight was canceled when the ratings were getting better but there were behind the scenes issues most people don't know about. As for Three Rivers, it was an ensemble show and had serious problems being put up against, and after, sports.

    If this show gets a good timeslot the rest should be a piece of cake.