Alex O’Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim to Headline New Hawaii Five-O

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To be perfectly honest with you, I’d rather see Daniel Dae Kim as the star of CBS’s new version of the “Hawaii Five-O” TV series instead of Alex O’Loughlin. Nothing against O’Loughlin, but it’s a show about Hawaiian cops set in Hawaii, so why wouldn’t the lead also be Asian? Yeah, yeah, the original Steve McGarrett was played by a white guy. Don’t give me that b.s. answer, because Hollywood has never had any problems with arbitrarily swapping character races before, so why start now? Anyways, that’s just a personal opinion, and I’m digressing a bit.

The news is that Alex O’Loughlin, late of “Moonlight” and more recently, “Three Rivers”, has signed on to play the new version of McGarrett for CBS, with Daniel Dae Kim as his sidekick, Chin Ho Kelly.

The new “Hawaii Five-O” is being developed by “Fringe” co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (also responsible for “Transformers”) and “CSI: NY” executive producer/co-showrunner Peter Lenkov.

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  • Elise

    I adore Alex O’Loughlin! The writers are tops and the casting is looking great! I hope it’s a big hit!

  • Elise

    I adore Alex O’Loughlin! The writers are tops and the casting is looking great! I hope it’s a big hit!

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Hmmmms. Well you gotta have a white guy to draw in the rest of the world. Sorry to say it but if it was just two asians the show probably wouldn’t last. May not eeven with O’Laughlin. Sad but true. Look at the show/tv movies “Vanishing Son” with Russell Wong. Great movies, the show pretty much sucked as it ost alot of the flair the films had but I think without Rebecca Gayheart to anchor him people just couldn’t get into it. I may completely off but that’s what it seemed like. And a good example of arbitrary race change that didn’t affect the show, the new “Kojack” with Ving Rhames. I thought it was a great show but alas I think the majority of the country couldn’t get passed that it wasn’t a white guy like Telly Sevalis.

  • Dedpool

    Hmmmms. Well you gotta have a white guy to draw in the rest of the world. Sorry to say it but if it was just two asians the show probably wouldn’t last. May not eeven with O’Laughlin. Sad but true. Look at the show/tv movies “Vanishing Son” with Russell Wong. Great movies, the show pretty much sucked as it ost alot of the flair the films had but I think without Rebecca Gayheart to anchor him people just couldn’t get into it. I may completely off but that’s what it seemed like. And a good example of arbitrary race change that didn’t affect the show, the new “Kojack” with Ving Rhames. I thought it was a great show but alas I think the majority of the country couldn’t get passed that it wasn’t a white guy like Telly Sevalis.

  • suzannefaith

    Sorry, Alex is the only one who will be able to draw the viewers for this upcoming hit which he certainly deserves after all he’s been thru with CBS and their mishandling of his career…even they apologize for Moonlight being cancelled. Go Alex!!! ALSO GO SEE BACK UP PLAN APRIL 23RD WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. A FORVER ALEX FAN

  • suzannefaith

    Sorry, Alex is the only one who will be able to draw the viewers for this upcoming hit which he certainly deserves after all he’s been thru with CBS and their mishandling of his career…even they apologize for Moonlight being cancelled. Go Alex!!! ALSO GO SEE BACK UP PLAN APRIL 23RD WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. A FORVER ALEX FAN

  • puddin

    I can't undwestand why so many females love the star from fool moon, and not alex o'loughln. he is so much more charming and mature.

  • puddin

    I can't undwestand why so many females love the star from fool moon, and not alex o'loughln. he is so much more charming and mature.