Hawaii doesn't have its own state police force but the Governor has set up a special task force, which becomes known as "Five-0", to investigate serious crimes on the islands. Reserve Naval officer Steve McGarrett heads the team with Danny Williams as his second in command and together they tackle a range of crimes with more far-reaching consequences than those dealt with by HPD, including terrorism and serious organized crime. Written by
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CBS wanted to bring the series back one year sooner for the 2009-2010 season, with Edward Allen Bernero
in charge of production. The plot would have been a sequel with Steve McGarrett Jr. taking over the unit from Steve McGarrett Sr. It didn't go beyond the scripting stage. In 2009, Alex Kurtzman
and Roberto Orci
took over and decided to reboot the series instead of make it a sequel to the original. See more
The HPD police cruisers used throughout the series are the civilian-spec Chevrolet Impala sedans (2006 - present) seen with the HPD livery. The Impala squads seen throughout the series have the 5-spoke alloy wheels - which is not available with the 9C1 police package option (2006 - present Impalas come with 16 inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps or the full-wheel hubcaps seen on the civilian 2000-05 base Impala). See more
Referenced in NCIS: Los Angeles: Lone Wolf