Writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek), as well as Peter Lenkov (“CSI: NY”) are developing a new spin on the vintage cop drama “Hawaii Five-O” at CBS.
Lenkov will write the pilot script under Kurtzman and Orci’s supervision, and Lenkov will serve as showrunner should the project be picked up to series.
The trio will executive produce for CBS Television Studios. CBS gave the project a pilot commitment on Thursday after a pitch from Kurtzman, Orci and Lenkov.
The 1968-80 series starred Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of the hardboiled Hawaiian State Police, which handled the toughest criminal cases and investigated organized crime on the island.