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Magnum P.I. is set to return with Magnum’s daughter

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Tom Selleck’s Magnum P.I. was a great show. I still love watching it when I catch it on TV. It looks like ABC are bringing it back, but this time it will have Magnum’s daughter as the lead character.

Leverage creator John Rogers and Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment are behind the project and the plan is to keep the fun, action-packed style of the original.

The new show follows Magnum’s daughter, Lily “Tommy” Magnum, who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father’s PI firm. She and her tribe of friends mix tropical beaches with the seedy underbelly of international crime and modern espionage, even as she tries to unravel the mystery of the blown spy operation that ended her career in Navy Intelligence.

The felt that rebooting the series with another Thomas Magnum would be daunting, focusing on his daughter was an organic way to update the franchise. I have to agree. Having a new rebooted Magnum would be a tough one, but having it set as a sequel could work well. Plus Tom Selleck could also turn up from time to time.

“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 told Deadline.

Magnum P.I., created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, premiered in 1980 and ran on CBS for eight seasons with Selleck in his signature role as a Hawaiian P.I. Lily, who appeared in four episodes, had been raised by her mom, Magnum’s once presumed dead wife Michele, and her second husband. Following their death, the little girl was reunited with her birth father who at the end of the series vowed to provide a stable home for her.

How do you feel about a new Magnum P.I.?

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