Scott Caan has been selected for the role of Danny “Danno” Williams on CBS’ updated version of Hawaii Five-O.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Caan will be a guest star on the Hawaii pilot because of his commitment to HBO’s Entourage. He will then segue to Hawaii as a regular if the pilot is picked up to series.
It centers on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). The Williams character is a New Jersey cop who has recently undergone an acrimonious divorce and has transferred to Hawaii to be near his daughter. Forced to partner with McGarrett, Danno is initially leery of their association.
The character’s name was immortalized by McGarrett’s catchphrase, “Book ’em, Danno!” which closed most episodes of the original series.