Jay Hernandez has been cast in the title role in CBS's upcoming reboot pilot based on 1980s crime drama, "Magnum, P.I."

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Hernandez, best known for starring in 2016's "Suicide Squad" as El Diablo, will be taking on the iconic private eye role first held by Tom Selleck, who currently stars on the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods."

The original "Magnum, P.I." aired from 1980 to 1988.

The pilot will feature the actor becoming a private investigator upon returning home from Afghanistan where he served as a decorated Navy SEAL, Variety reported.

The show will once again take place in Hawaii, but will feature a female version of sidekick Higgins, a character first portrayed by John Hillerman.

Peter Lenkov, the writer and producer of CBS reboots "Hawaii Five-O" and "MacGuyver," is set to write and executive produce the new "Magnum, P.I."

Hernandez has also starred in Netflix's "Bright," the "Bad Moms" film series and in "Scandal," "Nashville" and "The Expanse" on television.