“Hawaii Five-0” is shoring up its cast as two mainstays sail off into the sunset.
Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath and Beulah Koale are joining the CBS procedural as series regulars for Season 8, the network announced on Wednesday. The new season launches Sept. 29.
CBS previously announced that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park are exiting after contract negotiations broke down. Their departures led to renewed questions over whether Hollywood is indeed making advancements toward inclusivity.
Dale (“Salvation”) has recurred on the show as Adam Noshimuri since Season 2. In the new season, the character gets recruited by McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) to work for the team.
Rath (“Being Human,” “New Girl”) will portray Tani Rey, a former Police Academy castoff who joins the squad after working as a lifeguard at a hotel pool.
Koale (“Thank You for Your Service”) plays Junior Reigns, a former Navy SEAL who has recently returned home from serving his country and gets recruited by McGarrett, a fellow SEAL.
The returning cast members on “Hawaii Five-0” include O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Chi McBride, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Wily, Kimee Balmilero and Dennis Chun.
The series, hailing from CBS Television Studios, counts Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Eric Guggenheim as executive producers.