Thousands flock to Waikiki for ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ ‘Magnum PI’ red carpet premiere

Thousands flock to Waikiki for ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ ‘Magnum PI’ red carpet premiere

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of eager fans flocked to Waikiki Beach to see the stars of “Hawaii Five-0″ and “Magnum P.I.” on the red carpet Thursday night.

It was all part of a special Sunset on the Beach premiere of the two hit TV shows.

Fans from all around the world came to see their favorite actors, and some even camped out since 6 a.m. to save their spots at Queen’s Beach.

Tabea Samusch, who flew in from Germany, said she was there to see Alex O’Loughlin, who plays Steve McGarrett on “Hawaii Five-0.”

“I don’t know, I fall in love with him, and I watched his series the first time, and I’m like 'Oh my God, he’s so cool,” Samusch said. "Because I really love Hawaii, and I heard about this red carpet, and I’m like 'OK mom, I have to go here.”

The stars stepped out onto the red carpet around 5:30 p.m.

Jay Hernandez, who plays Thomas Magnum in “Magnum P.I.,” said he’s really looking forward to the show’s second season.

“I’m very happy, I’m very excited, the second season is really great, and I think it’s cool because there’s a bit of a shorthand between us and the audience now. They understand who these characters are, they understand the dynamics," Hernandez said.

“Hawaii Five-0” is also celebrating a big milestone: This will be the show’s 10th season.

“It’s amazing to me, it’s amazing,” said Alex O’Loughlin, of “Hawaii Five-0.” “It’s been 10 years. I’ve never been on anything for 10 years.”

Both Hernandez and O’Loughlin talked about how grateful they are to work in Hawaii, and thanked the community for their support.

“Thank you so much for everything,” O’Loughlin said. “Thank you for blessing us into your lives and into your homes.”

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Posted by Hawaii News Now on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Executive Producer Peter Lenkov said in a previous interview on Hawaii News Now Sunrise that it’s exciting to have two CBS shows that take place in Hawaii airing back-to-back on Friday nights.

“There’s always bad weather somewhere and there’s always good weather here, so when you’re airing the show, anywhere in the world, it’s a treat,” Lenkov said.

He added the actors enjoy working regularly in Hawaii.

“I think they like their jobs, I think they’re challenged, we don’t do the same thing,” Lenkov said. “I don’t think there’s any boredom in that, especially when you’re working here. I think there’s a challenge especially of working outdoors.”

A Sunset on the Beach premiere has become a tradition for the show, and features its stars, producers and directors meeting with fans on the red carpet.

The event also featured a special performance by Train.

Filming for both “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” began earlier this summer.

Both shows will premiere on Sept. 27 on KGMB.

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