During Season 6 of the original Hawaii Five-0 series, the writers created Hookman, a character who loses his hands and goes after the police officers he feels are responsible for his misfortune. The episode was a fan favorite and even won an Emmy for Best Music Composition, and now the Hawaii Five-0 reboot has decided to nod back to the “Hookman” episode.
Hawaii Five-0’s brand new “Hookman” episode will try to maintain the integrity of the 1973 episode, while still adding a few new extras. Executive Producer Peter Lenkov says the show got the blessing of the original writers to redo the storyline and wants to be as meticulous as possible. However, in the new episode, instead of McGarrett having a past with the armless murderer, it will be his father who shared a past with the man. We’ll have to wait and see what other details are changed up, but EW is reporting the episode will air in early 2013.
Robocop’s and Dexter’s Peter Weller will be behind the camera for the episode, and will also be playing the episode’s villain. Production is set to begin for the episode soon, and I, for one, would be interested to know how they will capably get the whole amputee aspect of the episode across. The Hookman is definitely a character from urban legends, and it will be interesting to see how the CBS drama (and Weller) make the character come alive onscreen.
CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.
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