'Magnum PI' Season 4: Release date, spoilers and all about the CBS detective drama

'Magnum PI' Season 4: Release date, spoilers and all about the CBS detective drama
Tim Kang as Detective Gordon Katsumoto, Chantal Thuy as Lia, and Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum (CBS)

'Magnum PI' is all set to return with a fourth season on CBS in October and the reboot of the classic series is already making waves for its new character additions. Donald P Bellisario and Glen A Larson were the minds behind the reboot. The OG series was developed by Peter M Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim. 'Magnum PI' is set in the same universe as the other shows, 'Hawaii Five-0' and 'MacGyver'.


The series follows Magnum (Jay Hernandez), a former NAVY seal turned Private Investigator who solves crimes in Hawaii. Although critic ratings on Rotten Tomatoes were a mixed 57%, the audience approved with a healthy 72%. The success of the reboot season saw CBS renew the series for three more installments. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming season.



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Release date and how to watch

'Magnum PI' releases October 1 on CBS. Along with network TV, CBS is available across a number of apps including, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, and AT&T TV Now where you can opt for subscription plans to catch CBS programs.


Titled 'Island Vibes', the official synopsis of the pilot episode reads: "As Magnum tries to keep his new relationship a secret and handles cases solo while Higgins is away, he is tasked with finding a single mom being hunted by two very dangerous gangs. Also, while Higgins is abroad with Ethan, a misstep forces her to assist an old employer, and Rick gets some bad, but also very, very good news, on the fourth season premiere."


Last we saw, Magnum bid a heartfelt goodbye to Juliet Higgins (Perdita Weeks) a tender farewell, as his sleuthing partner left to accompany Ethan (Jay Ali) on his six-month Doctors Without Borders gig in Kenya. The goodbye was laden with unexpressed emotions, In fact, Rick, T.C. even nudges Magnum to tell Higgins how he felt about her.


Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum


Taking up the titular role of the private investigator, Magnum, once played by Tom Selleck, is Latinx actor Jay Hernandez. He has since starred in numerous films, including 'Friday Night Lights' (2004), 'Hostel' (2005), 'Bad Moms' (2016). He is best known for playing El Diablo in the DC movie 'Suicide Squad'. Jay Hernandez is happily married to Daniella Deutscher. They met when Hernandez was 14 and Deutscher was 17 years old. They also co-starred in the NBC series 'Hang Time' before getting married in 2006.


Jay Hernandez  (Getty Images)


Zachary Knighton as Orville "Rick" Wright

Zachary Knighton plays Rick, his friendship with Magnum forged in war. He is a former Marine who runs his own bar and is also a playboy. Knighton is best known for his role in ABC's 'Happy Endings'. His acting credits include 'Santa Clarita Diet' and 'Parenthood'. BuddyTV ranked him #94 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011" and #100 in "TV's Sexiest Men of 2012".


Zachary Knighton (Getty Images)


Chantal Thuy as Lia

The 'Black Lightning' star is the latest addition to the series and it is revealed that she is dating Magnum. TVLine described her as "a smart, street-savvy HPD Detective who has been secretly dating Magnum behind everyone’s back — including that of her partner, Gordon Katsumoto (Tim Kang)."





Bryan Spicer directed the pilot episode based on the screenplay for Eric Guggenheim and Gene Hong.



The promo sees Magnum receive a call from Higgins asking for a favor and the rest of the promo promises enough high-octane action as they jump into a new mission.




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