‘Magnum P.I.,’ ‘Hawaii Five-0’ shut down production ahead of Hurricane Lane

Posted at 3:13 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 18:23:31-04

Two CBS series have shut down their Hawaii-based productions ahead of landfall of a category 4 hurricane.

A CBS spokesperson tells CNN that “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” stopped production on Thursday in anticipation of Hurricane Lane.

The Hawaii Five-0 team worked in the morning hours, but was shut down before 2 p.m. ET, CBS said.

As of Thursday afternoon, Hurricane Lane was a category 4 storm, with sustained winds of about 130 mph.

The slow-moving hurricane has caused flood concerns and led to major road closures, according to an update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

The agency said damaging winds, damaging surf, and flooding rains are a concern for the next 36 hours.

Production on both “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” are expected to remain closed on Friday.

“Hawaii Five-0” will premiere its ninth season on Friday, Sept. 26 on CBS 6.

“Magnum P.I.,” which stars Jay Hernandez, will debut on Monday, Sept. 24 on CBS 6.