Congrats to YOMYOMF founder Justin Lin (FAST AND FURIOUS franchise, STAR TREK BEYOND) who will be directing CBS’ MAGNUM P.I. pilot! Justin will also be executive producing alongside Danielle Woodrow who oversees television for his Perfect Storm Entertainment shingle. From Deadline:
Co-written by (Peter) Lenkov and fellow Hawaii Five-0 executive producer/co-showrunner Eric Guggenheim, the reboot of the classic 1980s Tom Selleck series will feature the same central quartet of characters as the original but, instead of four guys, it will consist of three men and a woman, with Higgins reconceived as Juliet Higgins.
The new Magnum P.I. follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore “TC” Calvin and Orville “Rick” Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. Action, adventure and comedy aside, Magnum P.I. will also explore a brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat, what it means to return home an ex-soldier, and a commitment to continuing to serve while in the private sector.
Lenkov and Guggenheim executive produce with John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment. CBS TV Studios co-produces with rights holder Universal TV.
Lin previously directed the pilots for the CBS series S.W.A.T. and Scorpion and serves as an executive producer on both series. Woodrow is an exec producer on S.W.A.T. and co-exec producer on Scorpion.