Justin Lin (“Fast Five”) will direct the pilot for CBS’ “Magnum P.I.” reboot from CBS TV Studios and Universal TV Studios.
Co-written by “Hawaii Five-0” showrunners Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim, the reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series features the same central quartet of characters as the original but disavowed MI6 agent Higgins has been gender-swapped and will now be a female role.
Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. It will also explore the idea of a brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat and what it means to return home an ex-soldier working in the private sector.
Lin, John Davis and Danielle Woodrow will also executive produce. Lin has previously helmed the pilots for CBS’ “S.W.A.T.” and “Scorpion”.