Hawaii Five-0 is closing in on a Season 9 renewal and Alex O’Loughlin is open to returning, having previously stated he would depart at the end of Season 8.
Speaking to EW, the actor revealed his desire to hatch a new deal for H50 Season 9 and 10:
“I’m more open to continuing on than I was when we spoke a couple years ago. It’s a hard question to answer at the end of the season. I’m literally shooting episode 25 right now, and it happens to be episode 193 as well. All I want to do is collapse into my hiatus and go to bed for a couple weeks, but I am open to doing another couple of years. Hopefully we can make a deal.”
So what’s caused this about-turn? O’Loughlin says his previously exit plan stemmed from a spinal injury he suffered years ago:
“The spinal injury I had, like even two years ago I could still barely move,” he says. “It was just impossible. I was like, ‘There’s no way I can keep working like this. I can’t force that at all.’ I got in a stem cell trial, and I’ve got all these stem cells in my back, and I built a rehab gym in my garage, and I’ve been doing lots of workouts the last couple years, and I feel physically a lot better.”
How do you feel about O’Loughlin’s desire to remain on H50 beyond Season 8? Do you want H50 Season 9 and 10? Should the show be axed?
Stay tuned for the outcome…
tex's ghost says
me ar se more like no offers
If Alex is ok to do more seasons, so am I.
The more the better, as long as Alex and Scott are in the show.