Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural television series that premiered on Monday, September 20, 2010, on the network CBS. The series is a re-imagining of the original series, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980. Like the original series, the show follows an elite state police task force set up to fight major crimes in the state of Hawaii. The task force is led by Steve McGarrett played by Alex O’Loughlin, a Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander who is assisted by Detective Danny Williams played by Scott Caan, and other police officers. It was developed by Peter M. Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci as a reimagining of Leonard Freeman’s classic series and shawrun by Lenkov for the show’s entire run.
Hawaii Five-0 currently stars O’Loughlin, Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath, Beulah Koale, Katrina Law, Taylor Wily, Dennis Chun, Kimee Balmilero and Chi McBride. The series will wrap its 10-year, 240-episode run with a two-hour series finale on Friday, April 3.