Another classic TV series is set to get the reboot treatment courtesy of CBS as it has been announced that the network has shelled out a sizeable pilot-production commitment for a reboot of Magnum P.I., the 80's cop-drama which starred Tom Selleck as a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The potential new series is currently being penned by Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim, who are behind the rebooted incarnations of Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver, which also make their home at CBS.
The Magnum P.I. reboot is being described as an update of the original, following Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, re-purposes 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. Along with a helping of action, adventure, and comedy, the new Magnum P.I. series will also explore a 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.
Although Tom Selleck isn't attached to the reboot, it's not out of the realm of possibility that he could make a cameo appearance on the series, given his starring role on CBS' Blue Bloods.
What are your thoughts on CBS rebooting Magnum P.I., and who could possibly fill Tom Sellecks mustache?