Will the final episodes premiere this year or not? Here is everything we know about the new release window of
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2.
Attention readers, it’s time to feel the aloha spirit again! Much to everyone’s surprise, Magnum P.I. Season 5 will soon be back for its highly anticipated Part 2, where the story will get to say its final goodbye! There is no doubt that the show has a massive fan following that has set the bar to new heights after being revived by NBC behind facing a sudden cancellation and officially being picked up for one last season, which has so far promised to live up to expectations!
There is no doubt that the sun-soaked paradise of Hawai’i with our favorite private investigator, Thomas Magnum, will surely be missed, as it has left fans speculating about the newly confirmed official premiere date! So, especially for you, we at Web News Observer have covered all the details about the upcoming chapter, which promises to have a lot in store. Continue reading to find out more about NBC’s Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2.
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Release Date Update: When will it premiere on NBC?
It looks like there is a major change in plans for the 2023–24 fall schedule of NBC due to the ongoing 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which haven’t reached any agreement yet and causing a major shift for the release window of many shows. One of the popular shows that has also been impacted by this is the one and only Magnum P.I. Season 5! If you recall, initially, it was reported that the last ten episodes of the final season would not be making their debut this year, but now the tides have turned, and the network has decided to air the final ten episodes a bit earlier than everyone was expecting.
The season is back on track and ready to premiere the final 10 episodes this NBC’s fall 2023-24 broadcast season!
Yes, you heard it right! We speculate that the reason for such a sudden shift is to fill the void of a lack of scripted shows, which sadly haven’t started filming due to the dual strikes that have put Hollywood on a standstill for the first time in 63 years, and it doesn’t seem to end anytime soon, causing delays in producing various shows on time! Due to this, we are confident in reporting that NBC might have decided to premiere the second part earlier than the previously confirmed release window of midseason/summer 2024, at the same time slot every Sunday at 9:00 PM ET on NBC.
Moreover, the official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed that the episodes will make their comeback on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, on NBC and streaming on Peacock at the same time slot. This is exciting news for the fandom, as they are the few ones who will be getting their favorite show back on time in the same rollout in order to catch up with the final adventure rather than waiting for an entire year! TV Line also reported that shows that were filmed ahead of the dual strikes had been moved up from their original mid-season slot to occupy the empty slots in the fall schedule.
At last, check out the official release date announcement as shared on Twitter with a brand new still of Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum and Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins, quote, “ohana, are you ready? Magnum P.I. returns Wednesday, October 4 on @nbc and streaming on @peacock.”
— Magnum P.I. (@magnumpi) July 19, 2023
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 Plot: What to expect?
The series is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum, who is a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, becomes a private investigator in Hawaii. A charming troublemaker and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum solve tough cases with his ex-MI6 partner Juliet Higgins, and when he needs backup, he calls on his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors, T.C. and Rick, to bring the heat.
With keys to a Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and a few Mai Tais on the way, Thomas Magnum is always on the case. The fifth season saw Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) finally make their romance official. Magnum, who was previously known as a lady’s man, changed his womanizing ways, committing himself to Higgins. Now that the cat is out of the bag, what will upcoming episodes hold for the future of Magnum and Higgins’ relationship?
In an interview with NBC Insider, showrunner Eric Guggenheim stated, “What’s fun is that these are two very different people. They have similar experiences and similar trauma in their past, and that connects them, but their approach as investigators, they have different approaches. Their personalities are a little different,” he told us. “Magnum is romantic and more of a risk taker and Higgins is very guarded. If you had two characters who are very similar, it would make for a very boring relationship and some very boring scenes. But because these characters are so different that just makes for fantastic chemistry.”
He added, “We’ve really lucked out, where two actors just have amazing chemistry. When you get that, you’re incredibly fortunate. It doesn’t always work out that way on shows, but we’re lucky that from the very first episode, you saw that there was a spark between these two characters. And that the two actors just had some undeniable chemistry.”
Moreover, the second part of the fifth season is expected to continue the plotlines for the final round from the 10th episode, “Charlie Foxtrot,” which was released on April 23, 2023, and viewed by 3.12 million US viewers. The episode is directed by Lisa Robinson and written by David Wolkove. In the episode, viewers saw T.C. lay bleeding out from a gunshot wound. Rick is taken hostage, but not before he is able to get a message to Magnum that the mercenaries who are set on avenging the death of Ahmad Hadid are after all of them.
Magnum gets the message just in time to thwart an attack at Robin’s Nest. Juliette is able to identify the mastermind of the plot as Nadine Amherst, who was once Hadid’s handler before forming a romantic bond with him and then giving birth to their son after Hadid was killed. Magnum engineers a prison escape for one of the mercenaries, knowing the man will lead them to Nadine and Rick. Magnum, Higgins, Gordon, and HPD are able to rescue Rick while taking down Nadine and her cohorts. T.C. wakes up in a hospital alive but unable to feel his legs or feet.
Take a look at the midseason finale episode to recall the plot of Magnum P.I. Season 5 that has happened so far below:
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 Cast: Who will return to reprise their roles?
The main cast includes Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins, Zachary Knighton as Orville “Rick” Wright, Stephen Hill as Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, Amy Hill as Teuila “Kumu” Tuileta, and Tim Kang as suspended Honolulu Police Department (HPD) Detective Gordon Katsumoto. The recurring cast includes Michael Rady as HPD Detective Chris Childs, Bobby Lee as Jin Jeong, James Remar as Captain Buck Greene, Michael DeLara as M.E. Gabriel Santos, Lee Anne Kuper as HPD Officer Lee, and Christopher Thornton as Kenny “Shammy” Shamberg.
The series is a reboot of the original series of the same name created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, which aired from 1980 to 1988. Magnum P.I. is an American action drama television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim. Additionally, Magnum P.I. is a marquee title in Universal’s TV library. It is also a rare broadcast drama with a Latino lead. The series is a co-production between Universal TV and CBS Studios, which have split rights, with Universal TV handling international and CBS spearheading domestic off-network sales.
— Magnum P.I. (@magnumpi) June 21, 2023
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 Episodes: Where to stream?
If you recall, NBC formally announced that it had picked up the show for a total of 20 episodes with an average runtime of 45 minutes. Since then, the network has fortunately disclosed the official episode titles, which will be the second part of the fifth season with the release date of the 11th and 12th episodes. Check out the official episode guide of Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2, which provides a sneak peek at the upcoming plotlines that will conclude the series’ overall arc, which has been on air since 2018!
- Season 5 Episode 11: Hit and Run – October 4, 2023
- Season 5 Episode 12: Three Bridges – October 11, 2023
- Season 5 Episode 13: Appetite For Danger – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 14: Night Has A Thousand Eyes – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 15: The Retrieval – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 16: Suffer Little Children – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 17: Consciousness of Guilt – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 18: Extracurricular Activities – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 19: Ashes to Ashes – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 20: The Big Squeeze – TBA
You can watch all the prior seasons of Magnum P.I. on NBC, Peacock, and 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 and app after it’s broadcasted. The series is also able to stream for free on Pluto, based on the selective location of the viewers. In conclusion, it’s time to renew your membership plans and immerse yourself in this exciting world!
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be any new or old cast members back for the final episodes?
Fans are eagerly anticipating the final ten episodes, and the burning question on everyone’s mind is whether we can expect any new or old faces to join the last chapter with Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL who works as a private investigator and solves mysteries with his business partner Juliet Higgins and other friends.
As we know that each season brings gripping storylines and intense performances, it wouldn’t be surprising if the creators decided to introduce and bring back some old or new characters for a camel role to further elevate the show’s dynamic and conclude the story on a good note. We’ll just have to wait and see if this is ever announced, as everything relating to the pre-production, casting, and production stages has been at a standstill until now due to the ongoing dual strikes.
Is the fifth season the final one?
Yes! After the fifth season premiered on February 19, 2023, it was later clarified that the twenty episodes would be split into a two-part fifth season rather than into two separate seasons. To add more confirmation to this topic, on June 23, 2023, it was announced that the fifth season is going to be the final season.
Did Gordon Katsumoto get his badge back?
As of Season 5, Gordon Katusmoto is now officially a detective in the Hawai’i Police Department again! He decided to contest the decision after getting fired from the HPD and fight to get his badge back in Season 5. Although multiple people warned him that his odds were unlikely, he ended up getting his wish!
Are Magnum and Higgins official?
In an interview with NBC Insider, showrunner Eric Guggenheim explained why he and the writers chose to get Magnum and Higgins together during Season 5. “I have to say, it is, I think, really one of the best decisions we’ve ever made on the show. It’s really taking us to some interesting places. It has added a whole new dimension to the show that has been incredibly satisfying,” he stated in the report.
Were Captain Buck Greene’s killers revealed?
According to NBC Insider, Former CIA Agent Nadine Amherst staged her own death to cover up her romantic involvement with Aman Hadid, whom she had a child with. She then became the mastermind behind the team who killed Captain Buck Greene. Then, she sought after the deaths of Magnum (Jay Hernandez), Rick (Zachary Knighton), and T.C. (Stephen Hill), as they were all part of the team that took down Hadid.
Is there any official teaser or trailer available for Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2?
As of writing this, there is no official teaser or trailer for the upcoming episodes. As it takes time for such promotional stuff to be published, which usually begins a month or two before the premiere of the new episodes. So, there is a lot of time left for such a promotional tour to begin. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Magnum P.I. Season 5 to get an idea about the first ten episodes which will certainly help to recall the plot.
While you wait for more updates, catch up on the previous seasons of Magnum P.I.