Magnum P.I. enters its fifth season on their new network NBC. With Magnum (Jay Hernandez) and Higgins (Perdita Weeks) finally embracing their feelings for each other last season, we’ll see the romance between the two.
Showrunner Eric Guggenheim confirmed during NBC’s Winter TCA showcase that Magnum and Higgins are together.
“Yes, it’s real,” Weeks confirmed to the audience. “The rest of the season is showing where that goes [for] people who are meant for each other, but have to navigate working together.”
The trailer revealed a steamy moment between the characters sharing a shower and several slo-mo shirtless moments from Magnum, which is far more suggestive this season than when on CBS. Guggenheim said it’s not because of the network change where we’ll be seeing these ‘sexy’ moments. “It’s more romantic. This season is sexier because it’s more romantic and emotional.”
“It’s interesting because we’ve lived [with these] characters for so long and we feel like we know them, intimately,” said Hernandez. “Without spoiling a storyline, Magnum is a bit more of a romantic with moments, which I think is quite nice actually,” Hernandez added.
Fans of the series have been waiting for the shipping of the two characters since season 1 and it’s finally happening after Higgins revealed her feelings for her colleague. Guggenheim sas their chemistry was too strong to not bring the two together.
With the new move to NBC, the season will be broken up in two parts with a total of 20 episodes. The first half of the season will be setting up the second half, according to Guggenheim.
“By the time we get to episode 10, there are some storylines that won’t be resolved, but then will continue in part two,” said Guggenheim. “We’ll get there.”
Magnum P.I. premieres Friday. February 19th on NBC.