With the series finale of Lost soon approaching, many of the cast are looking for what’s next. While Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly have chosen to quit show business, Daniel Dae Kim had demonstrated that he has no interest in leaving the wonderful filming location of Hawaii, as he’s just been cast in one of the leading roles for CBS’ remake of Hawaii Five-O.
Playing the role of Chin Ho Kelly, Kim is the first Lost cast member to sign on for a new pilot. With only four episodes of Lost left to film and Hawaii Five-O being filmed on the same island, looks like Mr. Kim is sitting pretty.
While I’m none too fond of Hawaii Five-O and not really excited about another police show on television – even if it is set in Hawaii – this one might just make it. As we previously reported, Fringe and Star Trek geniuses Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are behind this remake, with CSI:NY exec Peter Lenkov producing.
When I think of all the shows they could remake for television, I first think “Don’t remake any!” and then some shows actually come to mind. Sadly, none of them are Hawaii Five-O. Didn’t we learn everything we need from the Miami Vice movie? [EDITOR'S NOTE: Kofi Outlaw likes the Miami Vice movie!]
With Lost ending, do you think Daniel Dae Kim will have another hit on his hands with Hawaii Five-O? Can this new police show make it amongst all the rest?
If the series gets picked up (which it probably will), you can set your DVR’s to catch Hawaii Five-O this fall on CBS.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter (via Coming Soon)