“Magnum PI” Showrunner Shares What’s To Come For Season 5

Magnum PI season 5

NBC’s “Magnum PI” Season 5 premiere is just around the corner and we finally have a full trailer!!

The 20 episode season starts on February 19th with a two hour premiere titled “The Passenger”.


“Magnum and Higgins weigh the risks of pursuing a relationship. Rick juggles being a new father and running La Mariana. Katsumoto tries to figure out his next move.”

Watch the full trailer below;

Showrunner Eric Guggenheim told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday of the tonal shift. “This season, it is s*xier, it is more romantic, it is more emotional.”

“Some of the language has changed a little bit as well. It feels like it’s grown a little bit,” Weeks noted, adding that she too noticed the flashier sheen on the show. She acknowledged a scene in an early episode, which is an homage to the slow-motion Baywatch sequences of the ’90s. “That scene is not a dream, it’s real. The rest of the season is showing where that goes and seeing two people who are meant to be together but then having to navigate working together and going through dangerous situations. I think you’re really going to enjoy it. It’s even more fun.”

Magnum PI stars Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Tim Kang, and Amy Hill. Recurring performers include Lance Kim, Chantal Thuy, and Martin Martinez. A reboot of the 1980s series follows Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a decorated former Navy SEAL who repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. He lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business. The “majordomo” of the property is Juliet Higgins (Weeks), a beautiful and commanding disavowed MI:6 agent who keeps Magnum in line. When Magnum needs back-up on a job, he turns to his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, chopper pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin (Hill) and Orville “Rick” Wright (Knighton), a former Marine door-gunner who now runs a nightclub. Magnum frequently has run-ins with police detective Gordon Katsumoto (Kang) and the two are more alike than either cares to admit. The unofficial “House Mom” and cultural curator of Robin’s Nest, Teuila “Kumu” Tuileta (Hill) is also one of Magnum’s biggest fans.

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