The new Magnum P.I. series started out in 2018, when CBS decided to reboot the show that already had such an incredible run in the 1980's. Tom Selleck did NOT return as "Thomas Magnum", but there is a new private investigator in town named Jay Hernandez. The new look and feel of the show have introduced the characters to a new generation of fans and the show is already in its second season as of now.
CBS decided to reboot the legendary 80's franchise (that used to star Tom Selleck) in 2018 with the handsome and witty Jay Hernandez at the helm and he has helped to introduce the show to a new generation of viewers. Here's everything you need to know about the new Magnum P.I. that airs every Friday at 8pm (9 central) on CBS.
"Thomas Magnum" is back! Jay Hernandez steps into Tom Selleck's shoes and plays the veteran "Thomas Magnum", a decorated Navy SEAL and avid Detroit Tiger's fan, who returns from Afghanistan and becomes a private investigator. He lives in a little guest house on Robin's nest, an estate being run by former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks). When he needs it, "Magnum" gets backup on his cases from two of his most trusted Navy buddies: "Theodore 'TC' Calvin" (Stephen Hill), a helicopter pilot and "Orville 'Rick' Wright", who runs the hottest night club on Oahu and is a well-connected man on the island.
Season 1 of the new 2018 Magnum P.I. started on September 24 2018 and ended on April 1 2019 after with episode 20.
The second season of the modern take on a true 80's classic started airing on CBS on September 27 2019. All cast members returned for season 2 of the new Magnum P.I..
Jay Hernandez stars as "Thomas Magnum", a retired Navy SEAL, who moves to Hawaii after being deployed to Afghanistan and re-purposes his military skills to become a private investigator on the island of Oahu. He's kept in line by his landlord "Juliet" and her two dobermans. He also works as a security consultant.
"Juliet Higgins" is played by the gorgeous Perdita Weeks. The former agent for the British MI:6 is the 'majordomo' of Robin's Nest, the luxurious estate that is owned by Robin Masters, a war journalist who has written a couple of books about "Magnum" and his friends.
"Magnum's" Navy buddy "TC Calvin" is portrayed by Stephen Hill. The man who used to be a helicopter pilot for the Marines now owns his own business that offers helicopter tours of the island of Oahu: Island Hoppers. He also coaches a junior football team in his spare time.
Another old comrade of "Magnum' is "Rick Wright", former Marine door-gunner played by Zachary Knighton. "Rick" runs the island's coolest night club and is quite the playboy. He loves "Higgins'" dogs 'Apollo' and 'Zeus' and is a high-school dropout.