Hawaii Five-O Gets Booked by CBS
CBS has greenlighted an update of Hawaii Five-O, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci -- co-creators and executive producers of Fringe -- co-wrote the story for the pilot with CSI: NY executive producer Peter Lenkov, the trade paper reported. Lenkov wrote the script under their supervision. All three are executive producing.
Surf's Up: CBS Books Pilot for New Hawaii Five-O
The classic CBS procedural ran from 1968 to '80. Its trademarks: the opening music and the "Book 'em, Danno" closing line. The original series centered on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) and answerable only to the governor.
See photos from the original series
Kurtzman and Orci wrote last year's J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster Star Trek reboot. Their feature writing credits also include the two Transformers movies and Mission: Impossible III.