It will be Ghostbusters all over again, According to Deadline, ABC is developing a sequel series to the 1980’s CBS classic Magnum P.I. New series which is titled Magnum, the sequel/reboot shot will revolve around his daughter Lily “Tommy” Magnum as she travels to the aloha state to take charge of her dad’s detective agency. There will also be a parallel mystery surrounding unravel the failed spy operation that ended her a career in Navy Intelligence.
The Lily character was not created out of whole cloth, as the child was introduced in four episodes of the original series, and it is implied in the finale that Thomas takes custody of her.
“We knew no one could replace the iconic role of Thomas Magnum, so John decided to make the reboot a sequel and continue the adventure of a Magnum — his daughter, who was established in the original series,” Longoria and Spector stated.
The original series, which ran from 1980 to 1988, co-starred John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley and Larry Manetti, and centered on the laid back former Navy SEAL as he runs a PI firm out of the guest house of a gorgeous Hawaiian beachfront estate owned by the reclusive author Robin Masters.