"Hawaii Five-0" is remaking one of the original series most famous episodes, the 1973 classic "Hookman."
“We at 'Hawaii Five-0' hold the original series in reverence, and to be able to go to their well of incredible storytelling is such an honor,” Peter Lenkov, 'Hawaii Five-0' executive producer, said in a statement. "Aside from updating a few sign-of-the-times elements, we are using the original as a roadmap to stay true to each and every element that made 'Hookman' such a beloved hour of television, even going so far as to secure the same locations used in the original episode.”
The original "Hookman" episode told the story of a double amputee who set out to get revenge against the cops -- McGarret included -- who were responsible for the loss of his hands. Peter Weller, who played the title character in "Robocop" and recently appeared as Stan Liddy in Season 5 of "Dexter," will direct the episode and star as the villain.
Check out a clip from the original "Hookman" episode below:
"Hawaii Five-0" airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. Production is set to begin on the "Hookman" remake December 13.
McGarrett's mother, Doris McGarrett (guest star Christine Lahti) returns to Hawaii and must face questions from her son about her 20-year disappearance, on the third season premiere.
McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin, center) asks Catherine (Michelle Borth, left) to help protect his mother, Doris McGarrett (Christine Lahti, right) on the third season premiere.
Danny (Scott Caan, left) and Kono (Grace Park, right) relax after a tough day of fighting crime.
After a shocking death, Kono (Grace Park) participates in a traditional Hawaiian paddle-out.
After a shocking death, McGarrett (Alex O'Loughin) participates in a traditional Hawaiian paddle-out.
Catherine (Michelle Borth) and McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) reflect and get dressed after participating in traditional Hawaiian paddle-out following a shocking death.
Max (Masi Oka, left), McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin, center) and Danny (Scott Caan, right) relax after a tough day of fighting crime.
After a shocking death, the team participates in a traditional Hawaiian paddle-out.
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