Veşti proaste pentru fanii Hawaii Five-0, cei de la The Hollywood Reporter anunţând în exclusivitate plecarea din serial a lui Grace Park şi Daniel Dae Kim. Cei doi nu vor reveni în sezonul 8, situaţia personajelor lor, Kono Kalakaua şi Chin Ho Kelly, urmând să fie abordată chiar în 8×01.
Plecarea celor doi a fost anunţată de Peter Lenkov, showrunner/realizator al serialului:
“I will never forget meeting Daniel while still writing the pilot and being certain there was no other actor who I’d want to play Chin Ho Kelly. Needless to say, Daniel has been an instrumental part of the success of Hawaii Five-0 over the past seven seasons and it has personally been a privilege to know him. Grace’s presence gave Hawaii Five-0 a beauty and serenity to each episode. She was the consummate collaborator, helping build her character from day one. They will always be ohana [Hawaiian for “family”] to us, we will miss them and we wish them both all the best.”
Cei de la CBS au emis şi ei un scurt comunicat privind plecarea celor doi actori:
“We are so appreciative of Daniel and Grace’s enormous talents, professional excellence and the aloha spirit they brought to each and every one of our 168 episodes. They’ve helped us build an exciting new Hawaii Five-0, and we wish them all the best and much success in their next chapters. Mahalo and a hui hou…”
Hawaii Five-0 revine cu noi episoade începând cu 29 septembrie.