British actress Perdita Weeks (“Penny Dreadful,” “Grantchester”) has been cast as Higgins in the “Magnum P.I.” pilot for CBS TV Studios and Universal TV Studios.
The new series follows Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez), a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
With help from two fellow vets and 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.
Higgins, a man in the original and a female in the new take, is the property manager for the large Hawaiian estate of writer Robin Masters, for whom Magnum ostensibly works security and lives in his guest house. Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow executive produce.