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Hawaii Five-O to be revived

Hawaii Five-O

Story by Jack Foley

HAWAII Five-O is to be revived as part of a collaboration between scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

The duo, who were responsible for the dual summer box office smashes Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Star Trek, are creating the new series of CBS.

Variety says the new-look Hawaii Five-O will involve a new spin on the vintage cop drama.

Peter Lenkov, an executive producer on CSI: NY, will write the pilot script under the supervision of Kurtzman and Orci, with a view to seeing it picked up as a series.

The original Hawaii Five-O enjoyed a long and successful TV run between 1968 and 1980. It starred Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of the Hawaiian State Police, which handled the toughest criminal cases and investigated organized crime on the island.

The show – and Lord – became renowned for the catchphrase “Book ‘em, Dano”, which McGarrett often said to his right-hand man, detective Danny Williams (played by James MacArthur) after a suspect was caught.

Kurtzman and Orci are also the team behind sci-fi drama Fringe, which they created and executive produced with J.J. Abrams.

They have also worked on Alias and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.