Peter M. Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci's popular CBS crime drama Hawaii Five-0 is wrapping up its 10-year run with a two-hour series finale on Friday, April 3. Alex O'Loughlin's McGarrett and Scott Caan's Danno will be having their final run as the actors contracts expire at the end of the current season.
There's been speculation for some time that O'Loughlin was suffering through the effects of an early-season serious back injury, and would only be able to sustain the series' physical expectations for so long. Deadline Hollywood reports that CBS considered moving forward with a different partner for Danno, but decided that now would be a good time to end the series on its own creative terms.
"This show has been pretty much every waking moment for the last 10 years of my life. Everywhere I go on this planet, in every language, I am McGarrett to all these people. What we've done, what we've accomplished, it's extraordinary. I can't really put words to express my level of gratitude. I'm just glad to have been a part of this, a part of history and I'm going to miss it. And to the fans, I don't know how to thank you guys. Thank you for following us the way you have. I'm going to miss you. Aloha."
– Alex O'Loughlin
HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands' sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returned to Oahu after Hawaii's former governor persuaded him to head up the new team: his rules, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest "game" in town.
Joining McGarrett are Detective Danny "Danno" Williams, a relocated ex-New Jersey cop who is committed to keeping the islands safe for his children; Captain Lou Grover, who formerly headed Hawaii's SWAT unit; Tani Rey, a bold, recent police academy graduate; Junior Reigns, a former SEAL who comes to McGarrett looking for a job, Adam Noshimuri, a friend with old ties to a deadly crime family and Quinn Liu, a former Staff Sergeant with Army CID who was recently demoted for insubordination.
Helping them is Kamekona, a local entrepreneur who has his pulse on the Island; Sgt. Duke Lukela, a trusted member of the HPD; and medical examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha. The state's brash Five-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, remain determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.
CBS' Hawaii Five-o also stars Ian Anthony Dale (Adam Noshimuri), Meaghan Rath (Tani Rey), Beulah Koale (Junior Reigns), Chi McBride (Captain Lou Grover), Katrina Law (Quinn Liu), Taylor Wily (Kamekona), Dennis Chun (Sgt. Duke Lukela), and Kimee Balmilero (Dr. Noelani Cunha).