The Lenkoverse is back on track for an additional two-show group-up.
Although a complete-on crossover in between CBS’ Hawaii 5- and Magnum P.I. did not come to fruition in the course of the latter’s freshman run, Peter M. Lenkov — the showrunner for each of the Aloha State-primarily based procedurals — told TVLine as aspect of our Fall Preview Q&A that he is resolved to creating it occur this Television season, and “sooner rather than later.”
When final we spoke, Lenkov mentioned that the writers rooms had just begun bandying about suggestions. Now, weeks later, the prolific producer has passed along this update: “We have narrowed down a story.”
Lenkov’s 5- reboot previously has crossed more than with CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles (not a show he runs) and, far more not too long ago, his personal MacGyver reboot (in a singular March 2017 episode that saw Chin and Kono providing Mac & Co. an help). Now, if Lenkov has his druthers, a two-aspect crossover in between 5- (getting into Season 10) and Magnum — airing back-to-back on Fridays this fall, with MacGyver on hold for midseason—will take location.
But till then, watch for some micro-crossovers. For instance, 5-‘s Kamekona (played by Taylor Willy), Duke (Dennis Chun) and Noelani (Kimee Balmilero) are all set to spend further visits to Magnum, as they did final season. New to the crossover mix, meanwhile, are 5-‘s Shawn Mokuahi Garnett (whose Flippa will make his Magnum debut) and guest star William Forsythe, who will reprise his 5- part of P.I. Harry Brown in an early November episode of the sophomore drama.
Are you prepared to say aloha to a suitable 5-/Magnum meet-up?