jamie_marsters (dontkillspike) wrote,

James Marsters To Play FIVE-0’s New Wo Fat??/James Marsters joins ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Pilot

James Marsters To Play
FIVE-0’s New Wo Fat??

I am – Hercules!!

A Facebook page says James Marsters, famous in sci-fi TV circles for his work on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” “Smallville” and “Caprica,” will star in CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” pilot as a key antagonist of island top cop Steve McGarrett.

Can the page be trusted? Who would bother to make something like that up?

Casting agents were looking for a thirtysomething actor to play international arms dealer and human trafficker Victor Hesse, who (SPOILER) becomes McGarrett’s archnemesis when he kidnaps and executes McGarrett’s father.

It was described as a “recurring” role, so maybe we’re looking at the series’ new Wo Fat?

Thanks to Buffy Bash vet Kim for the heads up!


James Marsters joins ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Pilot

When I first heard Hawaii Five-O was getting the remake treatment I wasn’t that interested. I only vaguely remembered the original series and it was one step closer to rebooting Magnum P.I. (how sacrilegious would will that be?) in my opinion. However, I’ve begun to shift in the other direction regarding this series as more casting news comes out.

The most recent addition is James Marsters. Probably best known as Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marsters also played Brianic on Smallville and Barnabas on Caprica.  As exciting as it may be to have him on the new Hawaii Five-O it doesn’t sound like he’ll have a continuing role, at least not yet. Marsters will be in the pilot and appear, “as the nemesis of lead character Jack McGarrett.”

At this point it seems producers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers, Fringe) are trying to capture the geek community for the new show.  Marsters joins a cast that encapsulates geek programming; Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), Jean Smart (24), and Alex O’Loughlin (Moonlight) are already on deck.  With Scott Caan on board as well suddenly Hawaii Five-O is a show I can start to get behind.


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