Special law officer Steve McGarrett tracks down Red Chinese operatives and their spy ring in Honolulu.
Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular. Many episodes would end with McGarrett instructing his subordinate to "Book 'em, Danno!", sometimes specifying a charge such as "murder one".
A pilot for a Hawaii Five-O remake series of the TV show Hawaii Five-O was produced in 1997, but did not air. The pilot was produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions and CBS Television. It starred Gary Busey and Russell Wong as the new Five-O team, while the character of Danny Williams had moved on to become Governor of Hawaii. The pilot introduced some of the new cast and feature former regulars from the original series, such as Danny Williams and Chin Ho. Kam Fong returned to play the role as Chin Ho again, despite the fact that he was killed off at the end of the original program's tenth season. This was only discovered after all of Fong's scenes had been shot and to excise him from the project would have caused delays and cost overruns. Hoping that CBS executives would not remember the one episode out of hundreds, Cannell screened the pilot. Excepts have since leaked.
Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.