Magnum P.I. Series Underway At ABC
Although the proposed series is being labeled as its own product, the program will nevertheless function as a sequel of sorts to the CBS program. Most notably, the show will revolve around Lily “Tommy” Magnum, the daughter of Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV. Long-time fans will remember that the character of Lily actually appeared in Magnum P.I.‘s original run, being featured in four episodes and suggested to be adopted by the Hawaiian shirt-clad private investigator:
“We knew no one could replace the iconic role of Thomas Magnum, so John decided to make the reboot a sequel and continue the adventure of a Magnum — his daughter, who was established in the original series,” Longoria and Spector stated.
The original series, which ran from 1980 to 1988, co-starred John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley and Larry Manetti, and centered on the laid back former Navy SEAL as he runs a PI firm out of the guest house of a gorgeous Hawaiian beachfront estate owned by the reclusive author Robin Masters. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, Magnum P.I. famously cost Selleck the role of Indiana Jones due to his series commitment, though it won him an Emmy in 1984 and made him an ’80s icon.
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