In what’s slowly becoming one of the more talked-about pilots this season, Scott Caan has been cast as Danny “Danno” Williams in the CBS remake of “Hawaii Five-O.”
Williams, who was played by James MacArthur on the original series, is a New Jersey cop who has recently undergone an acrimonious divorce and has transferred to Hawaii to be near his 7-year-old daughter. Forced to partner with McGarrett, Danno is initially leery of their association — but as he grows more familiar with his maverick new boss, he begins to appreciate the opportunity to work with McGarrett.
The character’s name was immortalized by McGarrett’s catchphrase, “Book ’em, Danno!” which closed most episodes of the original series and is expected to live on on the new show. [THR]
Dare I say it? This show actually looks… promising? Not only do I approve of the Caan casting because he’s so good at playing likable A-holes, but the show is written by geek heroes Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek), stars Alex O’Loughlin (“The Shield”), and features attractive Koreans Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost”) and Grace Park (“Battlestar Galactica”). Mmmm… Grace Park. I’d like to break through her Pusan Perimeter, if you what I’m sayin’. That’s some Korean War humor, son.