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“Hawaii Five-O” is a go.
CBS has greenlighted an updated version of the classic cop seriesfrom hot feature scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and “CSI:NY” executive producer Peter Lenkov.
The project, from CBS Studios, scored a sizable commitment when itlanded at CBS in October.
It is described as an updated take on the original series that iscentered on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed bySteve McGarrett and answerable only to the governor.
The classic procedural, created by Leonard Freeman, ran on CBS from1968-80 and became famous for its opening music and for its staple”Book ’em, Danno” closing line.
Kurtzman and Orci co-wrote the story for the pilot with Lenkov, whopenned the script under their supervision. All three are executiveproducing.
CBS and CBS Studios, which has the rights to “Hawaii Five-O,” firsttook a stab at developing a contemporary take last season with”Criminal Minds” executive producer/showrunner Ed Bernero.
Kurtzman and Orci, co-creators/exec producers of Fox’s sophomoredrama “Fringe,” know a thing or two about reinvigorating TV series:They recently penned the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster “StarTrek.” Their feature writing credits also include the two”Transformers” movies and “Mission: Impossible III.”
Lenkov serves as exec producer/co-showrunner on CBS/CBS Studioscrime drama “CSI: NY” alongside Pam Veasey.
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Thomas Brodie Sangster