Jay Hernandez Lands Lead ‘Magnum PI’ Role in CBS Reboot

“Bad Moms” star to step in for Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum in CBS drama pilot

Jay Hernandez
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CBS has cast “Bad Moms” and “Suicide Squad” actor Jay Hernandez as the star of its “Magnum P.I.” pilot.

Hernandez will play the role originated by Tom Selleck, starring as Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator.

“Hawaii Five-0” duo Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim are writers and executive producers on the reboot, with Justin Lin set to direct. John Davis and John Fox will also executive produce with Davis Entertainment, alongside Danielle Woodrow. CBS Television Studios/Universal Television produce.

Hernandez recently appeared in the DC Comics adaptation “Suicide Squad” from director David Ayer, as well as “Bad Moms” and sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas.” He most recently reunited with Ayer for the Netflix feature “Bright” and previously recurred on the ABC Shondaland drama “Scandal.”

He is repped by ICM Partners, Alchemy Entertainment and Fuller Law.