daniel dae kim to star in hawaii five-0 remake

Whoa. Whoa! Remember that Hawaii Five-O remake I wrote about a couple of weeks ago? I just read the news that Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has joined the cast of the new show: 'Lost' actor joins 'Hawaii Five-O.'

Daniel will play Detective Chin Ho Kelly, originally played by Kam Fong on the old series. He's definitely a bit younger than what I envisioned for the character -- the casting call described "a tough, capable Asian man in his 50s." But DDK as a cool, badass cop? I like it.

The lead part of Detective Steve McGarrett hasn't been cast yet, but Alex O'Loughlin -- last seen in the now-cancelled Three Rivers -- is apparently in talks. The new show hails from feature writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and CSI: NY executive producer/co-showrunner Peter Lenkov.

According to the article, Daniel is the first actor from Lost's core cast to book a new series project this pilot season. All things considered, it's a smart move -- I'm glad we'll still get to see him on television. And hey, it means he won't have to leave Hawaii just yet.

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