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Magnum P.I. is coming to NBC! The show, a modern take on the '80s hit series of the same name, will be airing its fifth season in the beginning of 2023. The action-packed show follows the adventures of private investigator Thomas Magnum, who cracks some wild cases based in Honolulu.
Here's what you need to know about the cast and characters going into Season 5.
Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum
Thomas Magnum is the main character in Magnum P.I. He is a former U.S Navy SEAL who elected to become a private investigator who has faced much hardship in his life.
On playing the role, Hernandez told TV Insider, “It's pretty intense, but personally, I love the action." Jay Hernandez has also starred in films such as Crazy/Beautiful, Friday Night Lights, Bad Moms, and Suicide Squad.
Tim Kang as Detective Gordon Katsumoto
Detective Gordon Katsumoto is a strong-willed and confident police officer who has a close friendship with Magnum. Katsumoto would do anything for his family, even if that meant putting his own well-being in jeopardy.
Kang notably played Kimball Cho in The Mentalist.
Zachary Knighton as Orville "Rick" Wright
An old friend of Magnum, Rick Wright is a former marine who now owns a hip nightclub. Street-smart, he knows his way around and is very charming. Wright becomes a father at the end of Season 4, which gives him a new perspective on life.
In a 2020 interview with CBS News, Knighton said he wanted to put his own twist on the iconic character, who was known for providing comic relief on the show. "It was important to me that he not only be the funnier guy on the show but also that there was a lot of heart,” he said.
Stephen Hill as Theodore "T.C" Calvin
Another member on Magnum’s team and a former Marine vet, T.C Calvin likes to spend his free time giving back to his community. Calvin was also a POW with Magnum, along with Rick. Throughout the series, he attempts to reconnect with his father figure, a mobster named Icepick who is in prison.
Amy Hill as Teuila "Kumu" Tuileta
A new character in the series, Kumu Tuileta is a wise woman who works with Magnum and often gives him important information.
Perdita Weeks as Juilet Higgins
Juliet Higgins is a former British MI:6 agent and current private investigator. She is known to be resourceful and extremely witty. Higgins and Magnum have a “will they-won’t they” romance from the start of Season 1 and finally share their first kiss towards the end of Season 2.
Season 5 of Magnum P.I will premiere February 19, 2023, at 9/8c on NBC with back-to-back episodes. It can also be streamed the next day on Peacock.
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