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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Bulks Up Its Roster in Wake of Controversial Cast Departures

Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim have already been replaced.

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Bulks Up Its Roster in Wake of Controversial Cast Departures
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Damn, that was fast.

After the high-profile and controversial departures of Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0 is ready to move in a different direction. In fact, three stars have been given lead roles for the procedural drama which is heading into Season 8. Ian Anthony Dale — who already plays Kono’s husband, Adam — is being promoted to a series regular. In Season 8, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) will recruit Adam to work for Five-0 since Adam has always been a trusted and resourceful confidante.

Meaghan Rath (Being Human) will portray Tani Rey — a hotel lifeguard who has been kicked out of the Police Academy despite being a top-tier candidate. Meanwhile, Beulah Koale will play Junior Reigns — a former Navy SEAL who asks McGarrett for a job after recently returning home from duty.

What do you think about the latest editions to Hawaii Five-0? Will you tune in or tune out next season? Hit the comments to dish and discuss all your unfiltered thoughts.

Hawaii Five-0 kicks off Season 8 on Friday, Sept. 29 at 8/7c.

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