Five-0 Redux: After 50 years, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ continues to have impact on state

It’s hard to believe it’s been 50 years since the original “Hawaii Five-O” first aired on television. Collectively, a version of the show has been on the air for going on 21 seasons — 12 seasons of the original version, and this month the rebooted version will start its ninth season on Sept. 28.

While the current “Hawaii Five-0” uses the zero instead of the “O” in their title, and the cast and production techniques are vastly different from the original — they do credit creator Leonard Freeman, and often pay homage to the original version in character names, storylines, and by continuing to film entirely in Hawaii.

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of “Hawaii Five-0” — the…

Original published: 2018-09-14 10:05:00 Read the full Hawaii News here

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