- NBC has confirmed that Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 will be the final season of the show, wrapping up the modern adventures of Thomas Magnum.
- The first four seasons of Magnum P.I. will be available to stream on Freevee starting September 1, while Season 5 will remain on Peacock, creating a split in streaming services.
- Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 will focus on character-driven, smaller story arcs and explore the challenges in Rick and Suzy’s co-parenting and the evolving relationship between Magnum and Higgins.
When NBC renewed Magnum P.I. for season 5, the series was living on borrowed time, and now, it’s official that Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 will be the end of the show. Set in Hawaii, Magnum P.I. premiered on CBS in 2018 as a remake of the Tom Selleck series that began in 1980. It’s had a successful run, complete with crossovers with other shows that rebooted existing crime series — Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver. Both of those reboots have come to an end, and the second half of Magnum P.I. season 5 will round off the reimagined modern adventures of Thomas Magnum too.
Magnum P.I. will have to tie up as many loose ends of the show as possible and give a satisfying conclusion. As the end of the show moves closer, there is plenty of Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 news to uncover around Jay Hernandez’s final outing as Magnum. From the story to the cast involved, this is everything there is to know about Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2.
Most Recent Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 News
The most recent Magnum P.I. season 5 part 2 news is actually news about the earlier seasons. The first four seasons of the reboot originally aired on CBS before the network canceled the show. When NBC stepped in to save the series for a fifth season, new episodes of season 5 became available to stream on Peacock after they aired. The first four seasons were removed from streaming. That will change just ahead of the Magnum P.I. season 5 part 2 premiere in October.
The first four seasons of Magnum P.I. will become available to stream on Freevee while season 5 remains on Peacock. Those four seasons will be streaming beginning September 1. Magnum P.I. season 5 will remain on Peacock, so the series will be split up on streaming services according to where the show originally aired.
While that might seem complicated for those wanting to view the series in its entirety, the dual platforms could prove a good thing. NBC left the series in a kind of limbo, opting not to renew the series for a sixth season. While it was initially reported that the series was canceled, that’s not entirely true. Instead, NBC just opted not to renew it and allow cast contracts to expire during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. If the show sees a lot of streaming traffic between both platforms, however, NBC may just decide to renew it after all, or even to move it to the NBC-Universal streaming service Peacock permanently. The fate of Magnum P.I. season 5 part 2 remains to be seen.
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 Is Confirmed
Because NBC has confirmed that they will proceed with the initial 20 episodes of Magnum P.I. Season 5 that were ordered, Part 2 of the season is confirmed by the network. The first 10 episodes have already aired on NBC. The second batch of 10 episodes was originally expected to air in 2024. The Magnum P.I. Season 5 part 2 release date, however, has been moved up to October 4, 2023. New episodes will begin airing weekly on NBC that night and they will be available to stream the following day on Peacock.
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 Cast
The Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 cast will keep most of the cast seen in Part 1 of the season intact. Jay Hernandez (Magnum), Perdita Weeks (Higgins), Zachary Knighton (Rick), Stephen Hill (TC), Tim Kang (Katsumoto), and Amy Hill (Kumu) all return as main cast members. Actors who recurred in the first half of the season, like Bobby Lee (Jin) and Emily Alana (Mahina) will continue to recur in the second half of the season as well.
Showrunner Eric Guggenheim confirmed to TV Guide that there will be a new addition to the Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 cast in Patrick Fabian. The Better Call Saul cast member will appear as an antagonist in the final batch of episodes. Sab Shimono will also guest star in episode 13, which will feature a storyline about Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II. The actor brings authenticity to the role since his family was interned at a California camp when he was a child.
Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 Story
While Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 1 featured a longer arc playing out over most of the episode, Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2’s story is set to be comprised of several smaller arcs. According to showrunner Eric Guggenheim, those arcs are set to be character-driven, focusing on each of the members of the ensemble. That should ensure that all the main characters get equal story time in the back half of the season.
Relationships will also be a part of the narrative in Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2. Rick and Suzy (Betsy Phillips) will have to deal with the challenges of co-parenting. Magnum and Higgins will also start to have a more serious look at their relationship. There are set to be some “bumps in the road” for their relationship as their honeymoon phase comes to an end.
When Guggenheim spoke with TV Guide, he did say that the writers planned to include the backstory for just how Higgins knows Robin, the person who owns the property on which she and Magnum live and work, in season 6. Each time the writers have planned to include an arc related to that backstory, other storylines have taken precedence. If no other network opts to save the series for a potential season 6, that particular storyline will remain unrevealed.
Until NBC officially releases more Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 news, there’s no telling what else could be in store for the show’s characters in the final season. The first four seasons of Magnum P.I. are available to stream on Paramount Plus. Season 5 Part 1 of Magnum P.I. is available to stream on Peacock. New episodes of Magnum P.I. Season 5 Part 2 will become available to stream on Peacock after they air on NBC.