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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, January 18, 2010

‘Hawaii Five-O’ update in the works

Advertiser Staff

CBS is planning an updated version of the classic cop series “Hawaii Five-O,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series will be penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who have teamed up as screenwriters for films such as “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible III” and “Transformers,” and Peter Lenkov, a television and film writer and “CSI: NY” executive producer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The series is envisioned as a contemporary take on the original series, focusing on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett and answerable only to the governor. The original “Hawaii Five-O,” created by Leonard Freeman, ran on CBS from 1968 to 1980.
Kurtzman and Orci co-wrote the story for the pilot with Lenkov, who put together the script under their supervision. All three are serving as executive producers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.