'Hawaii Five-0' Adds 3 New Cast Members After Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park Exit
Hawaii Five-0 has some new recruits!
The CBS series announced via press release on Wednesday that three new faces will be added as series regulars, two weeks after Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park exited the show.
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Ian Anthony Dale, who has had a recurring role on Hawaii Five-0 as Adam Noshimuri since season two, will work alongside Alex O'Loughlin (who plays Steve McGarrett) as a trusted confidant and resource for Five-0.
Meaghan Rath will play a new character, Tani Rey, who is added to the team after McGarrett discovers her working as a lifeguard at a hotel pool following her expulsion from the Police Academy, where she was first-rate candidate.
Beulah Koale will portray Junior Reigns, a former Navy SEAL, who asks McGarrett for a job after returning from service.
Kim and Park left the series earlier this month after seeking pay equality with O'Loughlin and Scott Caan. According to Variety, the actors were unable to reach satisfactory deals with CBS Television Studios, which produces the series. Sources said that CBS' final offer to Kim and Park was believed to have been 10-15 percent lower than what O'Loughlin and Caan make in salary.
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Kim and Parks' characters' departures will be addressed in the upcoming season eight premiere.
Hawaii Five-0 returns on Friday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.