The long-running crime drama ‘Hawaii Five-O’ will be wrapping up production with a two-hour series finale on April 3rd, ending after its current 10th season.
The show is a reboot of the 1968-80 series created by Leonard Freeman, which starred Jack Lord as Honolulu detective Steve McGarrett. The current series stars Alex O’Loughlin as McGarrett. The show’s predecessor ran 12 seasons, so the new school version didn’t fall too far behind.
“It’s never easy to say goodbye to a hit franchise that carried on the legacy of the original with such distinction, while establishing its own signature style,” said CBS Entertainment president Kelly Kahl.
“From episode one, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ has been a huge success for us. Thanks to the amazing talents of the producers, writers, cast and crew, it has played a key role for a decade on our schedule and helped establish our powerhouse Friday night. We cannot be prouder of its quality and longevity and are thankful for the passionate fan devotion it inspired.”
‘Hawaii Five-0’ is the second long-running CBS drama to end this season after ‘Criminal Minds’ aired its series finale February 19 after 15 seasons.