“I came to tell you I have feelings for you. I tried to deny it but I just can’t anymore.” – Higgins.
Fortunately, the wait is over! The story will now continue further this February, as the new season of NBC’s hit private eye series based in the Aloha State will premiere on the channel, following the high demands of fans around the globe. We know that the viewers have been anticipating whether the season will resume its run with the remaining episodes in January 2023 or not. If you are one of them, then you’ve come to the right spot; we have compiled all the necessary information for you to get a head start on the forthcoming episodes. So, if you’re looking for information about the release date and plot, then look no further!
Here is everything we know so far about when Magnum P.I. Season 5 will be back on NBC.
Magnum P.I. Season 5: When will the new season premiere on NBC?
Magnum P.I. was canceled by CBS on May 12, 2022, six days after the end of the fourth season. However, on May 23, 2022, it was reported by TVLine that Universal Television was trying to shop the series around. Ten days later, Deadline Hollywood reported that talks were underway for the series to potentially be carried by NBC and/or USA. Such a move would require a deal with CBS Studios by June 30, 2022, when the cast members’ options on their contracts end. “Magnum P.I. comes to us with a passionate fanbase already in place that we intend to nourish,” Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content at NBCUniversal, said in a press release.
Now, it has been officially confirmed that the new episodes are confirmed to release in a few weeks on Sunday, February 19, 2023, at the late night time slot of 9:00 PM ET every Sunday on NBC, and later each episode will be accessible for streaming on Peacock. It will follow the tenth season of The Blacklist and lead into the first season of Found. In addition to this, it was reported by TVLine that production on the season would begin in late 2022. As, the filming began on September 19, 2022, with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. There is more good news as the season is being written at the same time as the sixth season.
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Magnum P.I. Season 5: What to expect in the new season?
According to NBC Insider, Magnum P.I. is a reboot of the beloved ’80s crime series of the same name, starring Hernandez as the ex-Navy SEAL turned smooth-talking private investigator, Thomas Magnum. When Magnum isn’t working as a security consultant for the endlessly elusive author Robin Masters, he and his valued team tackle some of the most insane cases Hawaii has ever seen. Season 5 is bound to have a slew of adventures on the Hawaiian horizon, picking up where Season 4 left off.
In the final episode of the fourth season, “Close to Home,” the viewers got to see that Gordon’s ex-wife Beth is taken hostage, and the captors demand that Gordon kill his imprisoned ex-partner Whelan. Gordon is assisted by Magnum and Higgins in releasing Whelan from custody after learning that Ray Nasano, who also killed Gordon’s sister Kim, was the blackmailer. Ray is captured and Beth is saved, but Gordon is fired from the HPD. Suzy gives birth to a girl in the meantime. Higgins and Magnum confess their love for one another and share a kiss.
Magnum P.I. Season 5: Who will return in the new season?
On October 3, 2022, it was reported by TVLine that Michael Rady has been cast in a recurring role as HPD Detective Chris Childs, debuting in the season premiere. The main cast members with their character synopsis of the series are as follows:
- Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum: A former Navy SEAL who is a security consultant for the successful novelist Robin Masters, living in the guest house on his estate, while also working as a private investigator.
- Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins: A former MI6 agent who is majordomo to Robin Masters; she and Magnum bicker but become allies.
- Zachary Knighton as Orville “Rick” Wright: A Marine veteran and former door gunner, who runs his own tiki bar and is also a playboy
- Stephen Hill as Theodore “T.C.” Calvin: A Marine veteran and helicopter pilot who runs helicopter tours of Hawaii and is a member of Magnum’s team
- Amy Hill as Teuila “Kumu” Tuileta: The cultural curator of Robin Masters’ estate
The returning guest stars for the season include Emily Alana and Martin Martinez. The recurring cast members of the series are Michael Rady as HPD Detective Chris Childs. Along with, Tim Kang as suspended Honolulu Police Department (HPD) Detective Gordon Katsumoto, who “dislikes” Magnum but usually comes to the team’s aid when needed.
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Episodes and Streaming Options
A fifth season was reportedly in “active development” as of June 10 according to Production Weekly. Later, NBC formally announced that it had picked up the show for a total of 20 episodes, which would likely be spread across two seasons with the possibility of more. The executive producers would return, and CBS Studios and Universal TV would continue to co-produce the show, according to the information available at the time. Take a look at the official episode guide of the fifth season with the first ten-episode below:
- Season 5 Episode 1: The Passenger
- Season 5 Episode 2: The Breaking Point
- Season 5 Episode 3: Number one with a Bullet
- Season 5 Episode 4: NSFW
- Season 5 Episode 5: Welcome to Paradise, Now Die!
- Season 5 Episode 6: Dead Ringer
- Season 5 Episode 7: Birthright
- Season 5 Episode 8: Dark Skies
- Season 5 Episode 9: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
- Season 5 Episode 10: Charlie Foxtrot
The respective release dates of the episodes have not been confirmed yet. So, right now you can watch all the prior seasons of Magnum P.I. on Paramount+ or fuboTV. The series is also available to rent or purchase on Amazon Instant Video or Vudu, with various subscription tiers based on the viewer’s region and preferences. You can also watch all the seasons of the series for free on the NBC official website based on the location of the viewers. Earlier, the series was instantly available on the website after the TV broadcast on the NBC channel. The first season of Magnum P.I. is also able to stream for free on Pluto or CBS.
Magnum P.I. Season 5: Is there any teaser or trailer?
No, the network has not released any trailer for Magnum P.I. Season 5, and don’t anticipate seeing one for a while. We predict that the trailer will be released a few weeks before the premiere. In the meantime, check out the fourth season, which received mostly mixed reviews, with critics praising the performances and visuals which depict, “An ex-Navy SEAL returns from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii. Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL, is a private investigator. He lives in Hawaii, on the estate of multi-millionaire author Robin Masters, run by Juliett Higgins, a former MI6 agent.” Take a look at the official trailer for season 4 below to recap all the events before streaming the upcoming episodes.
Catch up with the prior seasons on NBC while you wait for more updates on Magnum P.I. Season 5.