According to Michael Ausiello, CBS is considering Alex a starring role in their recently green-lighted project of Hawaii Five-O.
Talks are ongoing, says the insider.CBS really wants to do another series with him.
The original Five-O which starred Jack Lord as Det. Steve McGarrett ran on CBS from 1968-1980. The update is being shepherded by Fringe writer-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, as well as CSI: NY e.p. Peter Lenkov.
At press tour last week, CBS president Nina Tassler reiterated her strong desire to stay in business with O’Loughlin. We love him, she said, and want him to stay around a long time.
Is it any wonder we have a hard time believing anything CBS says? Last week we have Nina Tassler whispering that Moonlight may return and now we have an insider saying they want him for another role entirely. Guess we just have to play the wait and see game.
Personally I kinda like the idea. I think a fresh HFO with a hunky, often shirtless – laid back most days but ready to turn his James Bond on – island police officer could have potential. If they do decide to go this route they need to hire me as an advisor – I’ve got some ideas, LOL.