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Female Magnum Idea Ditched, Back To A Man

Last year we reported that Magnum P.I. was getting a female reboot. It was said that:

The project, from Leverage creator John Rogers and Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, will keep the fun, action-packed style of the original as it follows Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum, who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s PI firm.

Well not so fast.  Longoria will not be ‘returning’ after all, because the female reboot has been torpedoed.  And now, instead, riter/producer Peter Lenkov is now creating a different reboot CBS Television Studios and Universal Television.

It’ll follow Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum on his investigations on Hawaii.  Which of course, sounds just like it should sound.

SEE ALSO: Magnum: P.I.: The Complete Collection Blu-Ray Review

  • Jake

    In a way this sounds even worse. At least with the previous idea they weren’t trying to recast Thomas Magnum and there was at least an opportunity for the original actors to reprise their roles as guest stars.

    Now they’re recasting Magnum (spoiler alert: who will not be portrayed by, or likely as, a manly man) while Higgins will be “reconceived as Juliet Higgins”. Considering how the Magnum/Higgins dynamic was the core of the original series, this sounds all kinds of awful. It won’t surprise me if Higgins is reinvented as some hot chick that ends up being the real brains behind solving the investigations.

    (But on the plus side now they’re back to square one and maybe this effort will fall apart too!)

    • Mucho Macho

      I was feeling somewhat optimistic until I read your comment and then I realized you’re probably right.
      Oh well, at least it’s not Mary Magnum or some shit😕

      • Jake

        Yeah at least it’s not being turned into Charlies Angels with Rick, TC and Magnum all being female.

        But Juliet Higgins still sounds pretty fucking awful. Christ, I just realized they’ll probably have her shouting Higgins’ trademark “Oh my God!” in every episode too.

        • Mucho Macho

          Or “Oh My Godess!” Cause u know..Feminism😲

  • David Barber

    Best to watch the blu rays instead of Magnum PI that Fabulous Films has released. Tom Selleck was the man and I also liked how he handled firearms like a true professional. The pilot episode Don’t Eat The Snow In Hawaii was cool as he investigated his pal’s death and had a cool showdown in a men’s room. I think the show would have been a lot better if it just focused on the more action driven, serious detective work episodes while keeping the Magnum-Higgins dynamic as well as TC and Rick who were the ultimate Vietnam war buddies.

  • Avenging force

    Who cares it’ll last one season then be gone and it’s not that magnum was the wire it’s was always a stupid fun show.

  • Mucho Macho

    Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment=

    • Jake

      UnbeliEVAble does have at least one classic on its resume though, as Longoria was (surprisingly) one of the producers of John Wick.

      • Mucho Macho

        Yes that is true.
        But credit others for that.
        I seriously thought you had any input in the quality of that movie

        • Jake

          Even the directors have said they’ve never met Eva and seem just as surprised that she was a producer.

          • Mucho Macho

            That I believe..
            Probably 1 of those “Weinstein Deals”😂

  • Serbius

    Right now I’m doing a rewatch of the series. currently on season 2
    I think this new series might be sucessful enough to last a few years but will never have the chemistry and charisma that Tom Selleck and Higgins had. And besides the 80’s made these shows work wonderfully. my two cents