The spectacular adventure is coming to NBC sooner than you anticipated! Continue reading to find out more about Magnum P.I. Season 5.
Since the premiere of the fourth season’s final episode, “Close to Home,” the viewers got to see that Magnum and Higgins are sent on a deadly mission inside a high-security correctional center when a ruthless criminal abducts Katsumoto and his ex-wife, Beth. This has led to much speculation and eagerness among loyal fans to see how the story will play out and has prompted questions such as “When will fans be able to watch the fifth season?” Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the show will have to wait a while, as the show will not return until January 2023. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a brief summary of everything you need to know, including the release date, plotline, and cast, among other details.
Continue reading to find out more about Magnum P.I. Season 5.
Magnum P.I. Season 5: When will the new season premiere?
If you recall, despite being a Top 25 show, the series was terminated in May 2022 after four seasons due to the network’s inability to secure a new agreement with the rightsholders, CBS Studios, and Universal Television.
Later, the show was ordered by NBC on June 30, 2022, with a two-season, 20-episode order that will release in a few weeks on Sunday, February 19, 2023, as a two-hour event at the late night time slot of 9/8c on NBC with back-to-back episodes at 9/8c and 10/9c, 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. On either hand, there is more good news, as the season is being written at the same time as the sixth season. Take a look at the official promo for the fifth season below:
Ohana! Season 5 is bringing the action. pic.twitter.com/aqXvQSlRe1
— Magnum P.I. is in the shower (@magnumpi) January 6, 2023
Magnum P.I. Season 5: What to expect?
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. “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. With non-stop action, drama, and a healthy dose of humor, Magnum P.I. has become a cultural phenomenon.
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,” 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.
Earlier it was reported that Michael Rady has been cast in a recurring role as HPD Detective Chris Childs, debuting in the season premiere. The main cast members who will reprise their roles are as follows: Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins, Zachary Knighton as Orville “Rick” Wright, Stephen Hill as Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, and Amy Hill as Teuila “Kumu” Tuileta.
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. Showrunner Eric Guggenheim, Justin Lin, John Davis, and John Fox are executive producers; they are also expected to return. The series will continue to be a co-production between Universal TV and CBS Studios.
Did someone say… new cast photos? pic.twitter.com/n2wncM1dRI
— Magnum P.I. is in the shower (@magnumpi) January 11, 2023
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Episodes and Streaming Options
A fifth season was reportedly in “active development,” and NBC has 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 – February 19, 2023
- Season 5 Episode 2: The Breaking Point – February 19, 2023
- Season 5 Episode 3: Number one with a Bullet – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 4: NSFW – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 5: Welcome to Paradise, Now Die! – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 6: Dead Ringer – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 7: Birthright – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 8: Dark Skies – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 9: Out of Sight, Out of Mind – TBA
- Season 5 Episode 10: Charlie Foxtrot – TBA
The respective release dates of the remaining 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: Take a look at the newly released exclusive stills
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Magnum P.I. Season 5 to premiere next month.