ABC is working on a sequel to “Magnum P.I.,” the Tom Selleck vehicle that was a big hit on CBS throughout the 1980s. But Deadline.com reports that the new project, “Magnum,” has at least one big difference from the original: a female lead.
ABC has given the project a script commitment plus substantial penalty, Deadline notes.
“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,” Deadline reports. “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.”