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Hawaii Five-0 Production Begins

July 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 7 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

Production Begins on Hawaii Five-0

Production on CBS’ reboot of “Hawaii Five-0” officially started today in Waikiki. Work kicked off after a traditional Hawaiian blessing at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon by Kahu Kelekona Bishaw of Bishop Memorial Chapel at Kamehameha Schools. On hand was Daniel Dae Kim, formerly of “LOST,” Grace Park, formerly of SyFy’s “Battlestar Galactica” reboot, as well as fellow castmembers Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan. Honolulu Police Chief Louis M. Kealoha also participated in the ceremony.

The first day of shooting included a solid serving of action, featuring a silver Camaro, a chase scene into the Hilton lobby, and plans to dangle a suspect off the side of a building.

Here’s the official CBS release:

HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the Islands’ sun-drenched beaches.  Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer-turned-cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s Governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town.  Joining McGarrett is Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop – a working man in paradise who prefers skyscrapers to the coastline – but who’s committed to keeping the Islands safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly, an ex-Honolulu Police Detective, and former protégé of McGarrett’s father, wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol. Chin’s cousin, Kono, is a beautiful and fearless native, fresh out of the academy and eager to establish herself among the department’s elite. McGarrett, repairing his relationship with his estranged sister, Mary Ann, vows to bring closure to their father’s case.  The state’s brash new FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, is determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.  Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are executive producers for CBS Television Studios.  The series will debut this fall and air Monday nights at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

See Also: First Look at Hawaii Five-0 Reboot

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7 Comments so far ↓

  • Geoff Gentry (xforce11)

    Hoping this series goes well. Need to keep my Hawaii fix since Lost is off.

  • Cliffs Edge

    Definitely looking forward to this. This was one of those shows that made my week worthwhile when it was originally on. So hope the remake is deserving.

  • Jeri

    we are so giving away our age by saying we had to learn the theme song on Ukelele in elementary school and it stuck with me ever since…as well as watching this show every time it was on. Can’t wait for the series :D

  • Aloha Tony

    Ryan, my wife did a shoot with them yesterday. She has a small part in an elevator scene. She got to meet all the stars and said they were very nice.
    she’ll be in episode 3 when the guys run into an elevator.
    She says Daniel Kim is very handsome in person. I’m more jealous that she met him than that she thinks he is handsome :)

  • patti

    I have watched the first few episodes of the new series and have to say “authicenticity” (sic) is lacking. The “powers that be” should listen to Daniel Dae Kim or do more research. Although DDK is not a kama`aina, he has learned much of the local speak and understands that when you speak pidgin (which, by the way, Mainlanders should never attempt) you don’t say flipflops you say slippa (not slippers).
    My recommendation is to let the local actors speak the pidgin lines and add close captioning if you want the rest of the world to understand what was said.
    There is nothing worse to the local ear than to have to listen to a non-kama`aina attempt pidgin.

  • Charles L Huckey

    Stinks–Music too loud, can’t hear actors,can’t concentrate on show, too much kibitzing between McGarrett and Dano. Also ,who is boss–looks like Dano is running the show. He also STINKS

  • Donna Higgins

    Music too loud making it hard to hear lines, especially Steve’s lines. Played it 4 times and still could not understand line. Would like Kono to come back to her original role.

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