Today’s News: Our Take – Ed Asner to Reprise Original Hawaii Five-0 Role for Reboot

News
Content API Import Image_-8053302253031176719
Ed Asner  | Photo Credits: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage.com

Ed Asner will reprise his guest-starring role from the original Hawaii Five-0 for an upcoming episode of the CBS reboot, the network announced Thursday.

The seven-time Emmy winner, 82, first guest-starred on a 1975 episode of the crime series as a rising world class smuggler named August March. August, now a reformed man after spending 30 years behind bars, returns when the Five-0 team asks him to assist on a smuggling case. In a first for the show, footage from Asner’s 1975 appearance will be shown during the episode.

Mega Buzz: Get ready to meet Danny’s old partner on Hawaii Five-0

“It is thrilling to, for the first time, merge the original Hawaii Five-0 and our new show by having the classic, versatile and award-winning actor Ed Asner reprise his role of August March,” executive producer Peter Lenkov said in a statement. “There is no better way to form a bridge between our reboot and the original series.”

Asner is best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant. He most recently appeared on Royal Pains as Hank and Evan’s grandfather and played Warren Buffett in the HBO movie Too Big to Fail.

Asner’s return is slated for sometime this spring. Hawaii Five-0 airs Mondays at 10/9c on CBS.



View original Ed Asner to Reprise Original Hawaii Five-0 Role for Reboot at TVGuide.com



Related Articles on TVGuide.com



Other Links From TVGuide.com

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

41
Days
16
Hours
30
Minutes
06
Seconds

Mobile Apps DMB_1503428499636.png

Trending Now