As reported in March, William Sadler has been cast as Alex O’Loughlin’s dad in the CBS pilot “Hawaii 5-0”. According to Variety ‘Rockford,’ ‘Chase,’ ‘Hawaii’ are among hot projects this pilot season:
As always, a few projects have enjoyed heat throughout the development derby. NBC is said to be putting out feelers for staff writers on its redo of “The Rockford Files,” which is a good sign the Peacock sees that pilot as a go, and “The Chase,” an actioner about federal marshals tracking down fugitives from the Bruckheimer TV shop. CBS’ new spin on “Hawaii Five-O” is also said to be scouting for staffers.
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On the official Bill Board, William wrote that he won’t be a regular on the show “Now before you all get your pu pu platters in a bunch, I’m not a regular on the show. I play Alex’s dad so I may come back from time to time but I won’t be booking any Dannos on a regular basis. I wish it were otherwise but there you have it.”
William Sadler’s Open Mic “Folk” Session, April 28th, 2010
Hawaii 5-0MG! – William plays Alex O’Loughlin’s dad, March 14, 2010