‘Magnum P.I.’ sequel coming to ABC
Someone investigate this: Why does Hollywood insist on making more sequels to our beloved ‘80s classics? Not even Thomas Magnum can figure that one out, and it’s a shame because it’s his legacy that’s about to be tainted.
The Hollywood Reporter says ABC plans a Magnum P.I. sequel that will focus on the daughter of the character made famous by Tom Selleck. The crime drama series (which originally ran on CBS) was a consistent ratings hit from 1980 to 1988 and turned Selleck - then a largely overlooked TV guest star and commercial actor - into a household name.
Magnum’s daughter - Lily "Tommy" Magnum - was featured in several episodes of the original series. In the reboot, Lily returns to Hawaii to take over her father’s private investigative firm, THR reports.
John Rogers (Leverage) will write the script with Eva Longoria set to produce. No word on a production date or casting yet.