Rumors of a Magnum, P.I. reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (August 14) as reports claimed that CBS confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 15/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 39 years since Magnum, P.I. first aired?! (39 years, 8 months, 4 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Magnum, P.I. end?
When Magnum, P.I. came to an end after 8 years in May 1988, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Magnum (Tom Selleck). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Magnum, P.I. reunion disappoint people?
Magnum, P.I. aired from 1980-1988 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Selleck said he's not sure if Magnum, P.I. would work today. “I don't want to see old Magnum,” he told a journalist (Selleck turned 75 in January). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Magnum, P.I. movie?
In a recent interview, Tom Selleck said he can't imagine a Magnum, P.I. reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
What about a Magnum, P.I. reboot?
Recasting Magnum, P.I. for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Magnum, P.I. reunion, a Magnum, P.I. movie, or a Magnum, P.I. reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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