Interesting new people are coming to CBS’ hit procedural series “Hawaii Five-0” season 7.
According to TV Line, Rosalind Chao joins the show as the new governor of Hawaii, while “American Crime” and “Dallas” alum Faran Tahir will be appearing in episode 2 for the guest role of Lucky. The character is described as a suave, polished and very wealthy Egyptian-born businessman.
Production for the upcoming installment is currently underway and the members of the cast and crew have been sharing on their social media accounts the happenings behind-the-scenes of filming. Series creator Peter M. Lenkov took to Instagram to tease what could be an action-packed premiere episode.
The video features a person doing incredible stunts by jumping off the edge of a building. “Every year we try to outdo ourselves on #H50 looks like this year the challenge is met. Here’s a tiny taste from the premiere…” the caption reads. Another clip shared by the showrunner reveals that the sprinter crashes into a window following the jump. “When u leave your key at home,” Lenkov humorously said.
Both footages are said to be part of the season opener which Lenkov previously revealed to be titled as ” M?kaukau ?oe e P??ani.” Although he did not provide the direct translation, some note that it means “Ready to Play.”
Last July 6, the stars started filming their seventh season after a traditional Hawaiian blessing on the Waikiki beachfront of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Kahu Kordell Kekoa who conducted the blessing reportedly centered the ceremony on the word “‘ehiku,” which means number seven. He also prayed over the team and focused on the theme “success being rooted in work done with love.”
When it comes to the narrative, the story is predicted to feature McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) dealing with the repercussions of his near-death experience that lead to a liver transplant. His best friend Danny (Scott Caan) donated a part of his organ in order for the former SWAT operative to survive. Kono (Grace Park) and Chin Ho (Daniel Dae Kim) are also expected to return.
Season 7 of “Hawaii Five-0” is slated to air on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET.