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Jay Hernandez 'Selleckted' for Magnum PI Reboot

Jay Hernandez 'Selleckted' for Magnum PI Reboot

Jay Hernandez at the Los Angeles premiere of 'A Bad Moms Christmas' held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, USA on Oct. 30, 2017 . (Starstock/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:39 AM

Jay Hernandez may not be Tom Selleck, but he has been selected to star in the "Magnum PI" reboot.

The "Suicide Squad" actor will take on the role of Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL who uses his military skill to become a private investigator, The Wrap reported.

Selleck defined an era with his token moustache and classic Hawaiian shirts when he played the lead role in the original 1980s series which ran for eight seasons and was regarded as one of the top television series of the time, according to KiwiReport.

And while Hernandez may have big shoes to fill, he has carved out a solid career with lead roles in the DC Entertainment film "Suicide Squad" as well as with marked appearances in "Bad Moms," Variety reported.

The actor has shown his diversity behind the camera and could bring a new dimension to the "Magnum PI" pilot.

The CBS reboot sounds promising, with "Hawaii Five-0" duo Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim teaming up as writers and executive producers while Justin Lin takes on directing, The Wrap noted.

A plot of the new series, viewed by The Hollywood Reporter, suggests a more serious tone than the quirky '80s show.

In the series, Magnum draws on the help of fellow vets Theodore "TC" Calvin and Orville "Rick" Wright, as well as disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, to take on cases that others have turned down.

According to the plot summary, the series will explore themes of 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."

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