Zachary Knighton (“Happy Endings,” “The Hitcher”) has scored the major role of Rick Wright in the “Magnum P.I.” reboot at CBS.
Jay Hernandez takes 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.
Knighton plays Orville ‘Rick’ Wright, one of two fellow vets who help him along with disavowed former MI-6 agent Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks). Rick is a former door gunner with the Marines and now runs Oahu’s coolest nightclub. He’s also a well-connected enabler.
The key fourth lead role, the other veteran Theodore ‘TC’ Calvin, has yet to be cast. Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are penning and executive producing while Justin Lin, Danielle Woodrow, John Davis and John Fox will also serve as executive producers.