Stephen Hill (“Luke Cage,” “Lewis & Clark”) has scored the final key regular role in the upcoming “Magnum P.I.” pilot on CBS.
The reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series sees Jay Hernandez taking on the role of Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.
The show will feature the same central quartet of characters as the original with Jay Hernandez as Magnum, Perdita Weeks as disavowed MI6 spy Juliet Higgins, and Zachary Knighton as Magnum’s old Marines pal Orville ‘Rick’ Wright.
Hill will play Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin, a former Marine Corps chopper pilot who runs the smallest but best helicopter tour business in Hawaii. He’s also one of Magnum’s group of loyal friends who bonded when they were all POWs in Iraq.
Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim co-wrote the project which will be directed by Justin Lin. Peter Lenkov, Davis Entertainment, CBS TV Studios and Universal TV Studios are producing.
Source: TV Line