“I’m really excited because there are some major surprises — there’s one in the first episode of the season.”
“When we broke the story, we also broke the resolution. … So we were writing the finale, and also writing the first episode of Season 2 at almost the same time,” he says. “In order to put [characters] in those kinds of situations, you have to know the endgame. You can’t just put it in and then paint yourself into a corner and think, How do I get them out? But we had all these really strong ideas of what we wanted to do in Season 2, and a lot of it is based on how we leave them at the end of Season 1.”
“There is a resolution at the end of 201, but we still keep a big part of it open. So the team is sort of back together, not really. There are some dynamics that have changed in how they’re going to move forward. There’s also a new governor who’s not going to be as lenient as the last governor [Jean Smart], because the last governor had an agenda. …
“We’re adding another character to the task force. Nobody knows that yet, but I’m telling you — we’re adding another [member] to this task force. And I’m really excited because there are some major surprises — there’s one in the first episode of the season that I’m hoping is as shocking as the governor being bad. We think it is, but we’re hoping [the audience thinks] it’s amazing, oh my god, I can’t believe they did that. So I’m looking forward to that. And there’s a domino effect to those kinds of things. Those things end up paying off. There’s going to be a love interest for one of our characters. And actually we have a really great arc for Kono [Grace Park] that starts at the beginning of the year, which we’re excited about because it really gives her a lot of meat.”
“The last governor gave them full immunity and means, but that was just because she wanted to make McGarrett [Alex O’Loughlin] happy, and she was keeping an eye on him. I think the new governor is sort of more realistic and is going to draw the line — he may give them jurisdiction, but maybe not the immunity and means they had last season. The idea is maybe he’s going to be a little more strict with them.”
“We’re just sort of making lists of people [for the new governor]. Ideally for us … we’d want to cast somebody local from the island.”
“I think we wanted to explore the other islands, and I think we just never got the chance [in Season 1]. We’re going to do that this year. … We have these little ambitions, and that’s one of them. Because it’s Hawaii Five-0 and not Oahu Five-0, they can go to the other islands. And ultimately we want to explore off the islands. It’s a task force, and the idea is there are no real boundaries for them.”
Ok so let’s break this down…
The team *sort of* gets back together in the first episode of season 2 which is good news for the team… Chin Ho and Danny are probably integral to springing Steve and Kono from prison legally (or possibly otherwise…?).
There’s a new member added to the team? I got two words for you. Well one letter and one word: P. Diddy. 😉 Is that even a possibility? Anyone got any thoughts on the possible new member? I thought Jenna Kaye was the “fifth” member. Are we looking at adding a sixth? Or does he mean Masi Oka as Max Bergman as the new Five-0 who was recently announced as being a regular cast member.
I think it’s very ambitious for Peter to shoot on neighbor islands…each island has unique characteristics that make Hawaii spectacular…the Big Island’s volcanos and Haleakala on Maui to name a couple.
Hawaii needs a new governor! My first recommendation would be to cast Danny Devito as the lieutenant governor who inherits Governor Jameson’s position.
But hey, if Peter wants to cast local, I respectfully submit my resume.
Looks like Grace Park will finally get to shine a lot more in season 2. On top of that her romance with Charlie Fong may develop. I’m guessing however that Peter is specifically talking about Chin and Malia’s storyline being developed in the second season.
Hawaii Five-0 season 2 is sounding better and better! September isn’t coming fast enough!