When NBC’s Magnum P.I. fifth season returns on October 4 at 9 p.m., the titular character is risking everything in the final episodes of the series. New episodes will air the following day on Peacock.
The series is a modern take on the classic series centering on Thomas Magnum (Jay Hernandez), a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business.
Magnum P.I. also stars Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Amy Hill and Tim Kang.
As Deadline revealed exclusively in June, Magnum P.I. will end following Season 5 Part 2 following only one season on NBC. The series previously aired on CBS for four seasons before it was canceled. June was a precarious time for the show’s cast whose options were up on June 30. At the moment, networks continue to be conservative with pickups amid the ongoing writers strike as it’s unclear when scripted series could go into production.
The show, which did well on CBS before being canceled, continues to be a strong draw. Magnum P.I.‘s Season 5 viewership was on par with some of the NBC scripted series, which were renewed for next season.
Watch the teaser in full above.