Alex O’Loughlin Set For “Hawaii Five-0”

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 says Headline Planet.

McGarrett, the head of the Hawaii State Police, was famously portrayed by Jack 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.

“Fringe” co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci along with Peter Lenkov (“CSI: NY”) will executive produce the new incarnation which will be shot on location.