Ed Asner Reprising Guest Star Role from Original HAWAII FIVE-0 for CBS Series

     December 8, 2011

It’s been 36 years since Ed Asner took a guest role in the original Hawaii Five-0 series in 1975, and now Deadline reports the veteran actor will return as that exact same character on CBS’ series reboot. In a strange almost paradoxical turn, footage from the original series will be used in the new episode featuring Asner’s return. The original episode titled Wooden Model of a Rat saw Asner playing August March, an up-and-coming world class smuggler. Thirty years later, March is reformed after spending 30 years in prison for murder. Living on O’ahu, the new Five-0 crew approached March to help with a smuggling case. This seems like a strange merging of the two series, but it’s definitely a cool move for fans of the original series who have stuck with the reboot. It may not make the most sense (at least on the surface), but it’s certainly an interesting idea.


Around The Web
  • Franklin

    I don’t watch the new H5O, but to be clear, it is a total reboot, not a continuation of the original series? If it is the former, that means the producers will be working in a kind of vague continuity with Asner’s character between the two versions?

  • Edward Lee

    This should really excite both of HAWAII-5-0′s regular viewers.

  • whatever

    It appears you decided to remove my previous comment so I’ll post it again.
    “In a strange almost paradoxical turn…”
    There is nothing “paradoxical” here. It seems you don’t understand the meaning of the word. If you don’t know the meaning of a word, look it up or don’t use the word. Don’t use words like paradoxical just because you like the way they sound.
    Also, you need to work on your grammar.
    Finally, don’t dump comments just because they reflect poorly on your writing skills. Learn from your mistakes and start proofreading your work.