‘Magnum P.I.’ Is Getting A Reboot And They Are Including A Latino Actor
There are so many TV show reboots scheduled this year with Latinos that it might be hard for you to keep up. There’s the “Party of Five” reboot, the new version of “Charmed” — and now “Magnum P.I.” This is clearly a trend since “Full House” and “One Day At A Time” were also rebooted with Latino stories. “Magnum P.I.” might be a little too old for some people but here is the young face they are including that you probably know.
Jay Hernandez will be playing the lead role of Magnum P.I. in an upcoming reboot.
The Montebello-native, who most recently can be seen in “Scandal” and “Suicide Squad,” has signed up to play the title role of Thomas Magnum, aka Magnum P.I.
According to Variety: Hernandez will play a “decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.”
People are totally into Hernandez being cast for the lead role.
Congrats to @jay_hernandez, the new Magnum PI. I had some ideas as to the car I think you should drive on the show. Don’t worry, I’ve been at @CBS a few years, I’ll put in a word… proud of you man. pic.twitter.com/mIGJXjKrU1
— Freddy Rodriguez (@FreddyRdriguez) February 21, 2018
Freddy Rodriguez and Luis Guzman were co-stars with Hernandez on “Nothing Like the Holidays” in 2008.
And him being a Latino in the lead definitely plays into people’s excitement.
— Jennifer Arlem Molina (@arlemJM) February 22, 2018
If you’re wondering why this show was so popular back in the ’80s, here’s a little explainer:
The show aired for eight years from 1980 to 1988 and people loved it.
The show was hugely popular mostly because Tom Selleck, who played Magnum P.I., was pretty hot.
Clearly Hernandez will do perfectly well in that category.
Audiences also couldn’t get enough of Selleck’s mustache.
We’re not sure if the new version of Magnum P.I. will also feature a mustache, but we could definitely be into Hernandez sporting some facial hair.
The show is still just in the development stages so there is no date set for its release.
All we do know is that Hernandez will definitely deliver.