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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

Grace Park to play Kono in 'Five-0' remake

BY Mike Gordon
Advertiser Staff Writer

Don’t try to adjust your TV, “Hawaii Five-0” fans: CBS says Kono’s a girl.

The part once played by burly former Waikiki beachboy Zulu will go to Grace Park when the network starts filming the pilot for the series remake next month, according to Kim Kahl, director for communications for CBS.
Park was last seen on the Syfy Channel remake of another old TV show, “Battlestar Galactica.” She was Lt. Sharon “Boomer” Valerii.
Park will play Kono Kalakaulau, the niece of Detective Chin Ho Kelly, Kahl confirmed. Kono is a champion surfer who joins the elite police squad run by Steve McGarrett.
So far, the cast includes Alex O’Loughlin as McGarrett, “Lost” regular Daniel Dae Kim as Chin Ho and Taryn Manning as McGarrett’s younger sister.