“Hawaii Five-O” Finds A Nemisis In James Marsters

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2010 at 3:46 pm,

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According to James Marsters’ official Facebook page, the once blood thirsty actor (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) has been tapped to play Steve McGarrett’s reoccurring arch-nemesis in CBS’ Hawaii Five-O pilot and is currently on his way to Oahu to begin filming.

Exclusive Scoop: Aloha fans! James is winging his way to Hawaii to join the cast of CBS’s HAWAII FIVE-O Pilot. He will be guesting as the nemesis of lead character Jack McGarrett.

Despite fans of the original series remembering Red Chinese intelligence officer Wo Fat as McGarrett’s arch-nemesis in the pilot, finale and series as a whole, the role of Fat has been re-imagined for the TV remake and is now an international arms dealer and human trafficker by the name of Victor Hesse.

The trend of re-imagining roles is not a new one with the remake of Hawaii Five-O. While Alex O’Loughlin and Lost‘s Daniel Dae Kim have been cast as the familiar Steve McGarrett and Chin Ho Kelly, the role of Kono Kalakaua, originally male, has been changed to a female for the current incarnation and will be played by former Battlestar Galactica actress, Grace Park.

Since leaving the world of Joss Whedon in 2004, Marsters has been a guest star in Torchwood, Smallville, Numb3rs, Lie to Me, and most recently Caprica (please don’t bring up Dragonball: Evolution)  and has always provided memorable appearances on each show.

Considering that many people reference Hawaii Five-O as one of the best police shows ever made – and that Fringe writers  Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are the ones behind the remake – I should be extremely excited to see it. Yet, I’m not. For some reason I’m not even remotely interested in this series.

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Although, I have to admit, James Marsters as the nemesis has me intrigued enough to tune in…

What do you think of James Marsters as a nemesis? Are you excited for the new series or, like me, do you need more convincing?

Catch the series premiere of Hawaii Five-O this fall on CBS.

Source: Facebook (via Ain’t it Cool News)

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  1. I wasn't remotely interested until I saw that Marsters and Park were cast. Now I'm hoping for a complete reboot that isn't as camp and silly. Could be great!

  2. Who the frak is Jack McGarrett?

    Was under the impression that O'Loughlin was playing STEVE McGarrett…

  3. Meh

  4. Jack (changed from James) McGarrett is Steve's father, who will only be seen in the pilot.

  5. James Marsters as McGarrett's nemesis is perfect on Hawaii Five-O. The excellent team of talents (Alex O'Loughlin and cast, writers, producers and director, will make Hawaii Five-O an exciting and successful crime drama for the 2010-2022 television season. I am very intrigue and excited about Hawaii Five-O.

  6. Correction: What I mean is that Hawaii Five-O will be 2010-2011 television season new successful crime drama.

  7. I can't wait to see Hawaii 5-0 next Fall on TV, with Alex O'Loughlin as Steve McGarrett that is excitement enough to tune in!!

  8. Haha… Two people with Hawaii Five-O icons? Do I sense a coup?

  9. The awesome cast and the direction this show is taking will make it a success. I can't wait to see Alex O'Loughlin, James Marsters and the rest of this talented cast!

  10. What made them decide to redo this series? Okay – yes I was a fan of the original series – hokey as it was – but “Five-O” 2010? Things that make you go hmmmmm….
    Not feeling Marsters either as a recurring character. I'll have to wait and see on this.

  11. This is awesome news!
    He is going to be the reason for me watching this show!

    I cant understand why he has not landed any bigger roles before now.

  12. I wasn't interested in this remake until JM came aboard either but this is fantastic news. I can't wait. Glad to hear JM is getting work. He is a wonderful actor.

  13. I am sure the rest of the cast is great – but all I needed to hear was that Alex O'Loughlin was in the lead, and that was enough for me. This show is going to be fantastic!

  14. Yeah, 'cause Three Rivers was so awesome.

    Not disputing that he's a great actor, just that even great actors don't automatically make great shows if the writing is bad.

    As to me, I will probably watch the pilot since Marsters, Park, and O'Loughlin are in it. I can always stop watching if I feel the writing isn't up to their par.

  15. Yeah, 'cause Three Rivers was so awesome.

    Not disputing that he's a great actor, just that even great actors don't automatically make great shows if the writing is bad.

    As to me, I will probably watch the pilot since Marsters, Park, and O'Loughlin are in it. I can always stop watching if I feel the writing isn't up to their par.

  16. Yes, Lisa, Three Rivers WAS awesome. CBS admitted that they waited too long to develop the characters, plus they put a new show in a time slot that was impossible. I watched all 8 episodes, and it got better each week – by the 8th episode I couldn't wait to see what would happen next, and they pulled it.
    I disagree with you 100% – I have seen all of Alex O'Loughlin's work, and he is the kind of actor who can make anything great.
    Again, if Alex stars in Hawaii 5-0 or anything else, that is reason for me to watch – and to keep watching.
    BTW – is your name Maria Moonlight on other sites?…

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