HAWAII FIVE-0 STAR ALEX O’LOUGHLIN SAYS “THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT (THE SHOW)”


HAWAII FIVE-0 PILOT HAS NO TITLE BUT IT’S REFERRED TO AS SIMPLY THE “PILOT.” SUBSEQUENT EPISODES WILL HAVE HAWAIIAN TITLES




At the Hawaii Five-0 press event yesterday in Los Angeles, series star Alex O’Loughlin when asked if he’s more confident that his new series would do better better than his previous two CBS series, Moonlight and Three Rivers, he said “Yeah, I do. I don’t want to take anything away from the other shows I’ve done… But the team behind this…the two men here who are at the helm of this show, Peter (Lenkov) and Alex (Kurtzman), and the writing staff that we have, everyone feels so capable. I read the pilot, I did the pilot, and I saw what they did with it. And there’s something special about it. If this one doesn’t go, I’m completely bewildered.  I have no idea how television works at all”…




Executive producer Alex Kurtzman told the media that “The show is very light-hearted. A lot of it has to do with the banter between McGarrett and Danno…This is a show that’s meaningful to me because it’s a show my dad and I would sit down together every week and watch. In hearing the story there was the spirit of ‘Five-0,’ which is about a family…it’s an honest, good reason to come into the show”…



The producer emphasized that the new Five-0 is not a remake but a reboot…



“‘Remake’ suggests doing the exact same thing again,” said Kurtzman, one of the writers on last year’s Star Trek reboot. “In our experience doing Star Trek, you have to find the spirit of what the original franchise was about and really be true to it and expand on it and bring it into modern times with whatever rules will govern it. We had to make sure we stayed true to the spirit of the show but brings something new to the table that a modern audience would recognize. That’s why the word ‘reboot’ feels more appropriate”…






Hawaii Five-0 co star already has a second gig next year if the new series falters. Caan, son of actor James Caan, plays the cocky agent on HBO’s Entourage this season…”I’ll be back next year, but I think that’s the last season,” Caan told the media in New York…



The outspoken Caan also let slip that he wasn’t initially happy intially when he discovered he had to go to Hawaii to film Hawaii Five-0…“I’m born and raised in L.A. and I like it. I didn’t want to leave…But now I’m getting anxiety about wanting to get back”…




In the pilot which was also shown to some Hawaii media yesterday, Caan and O’Loughlin have great chemistry and whose characters immediately clash when they meet. Asked how the off screen friendship is developing, O’Loughlin  said “It was an instant bromance”…






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