Blessing ceremony kicks off season 2 of ‘Magnum PI’

Blessing ceremony kicks off season 2 of ‘Magnum PI’
A traditional blessing ceremony was held Monday for "Magnum P.I." (Image: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Filming for the second season of “Magnum P.I.” kicked off Monday morning following a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony.

Cast and crew members for the TV series gathered at an indoor set in Kapolei for the blessing.

Perdita Weeks, who plays Juliett Higgins in the show, was among the stars who showed up for the event.

“We’re really excited to start filming and for you to get to look at what happens this season,” she said. “It’s going to be very exciting. A lot more action, a lot more intrigue and potentially an interesting turn of events.”

Blessing ceremony for 'Magnum PI'

#LIVE: Filming for season two of "Magnum P.I" kicks off with a blessing ceremony this morning! Here's a live look.

Posted by Hawaii News Now on Monday, July 8, 2019

Typically, shows filmed in Hawaii hold blessing ceremonies as a sign of respect for the host culture. The blessings help usher in new beginnings with a prayer, untying of a maile lei and a ceremony that unites the cast, crew and invited dignitaries.

Season two of “Magnum P.I.” is slated to start on Friday, Sept. 27.

A blessing for “Hawaii Five-0” is scheduled for July 17.

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