Where is Magnum PI filmed? Locations for the new 2018 series

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The reboot of the original 1980s television show Magnum, P.I. comes packed with big action, drama sprinkled with humor and a badass trashing ferraris. In addition to a possible Tom Selleck Cameo, the series shares fictional universe with Hawaii Five-O and MacGyver, so we expect to see crossovers between them.

A mustacheless Jay Hernandez (El Diablo from Suicide Squad), portrays the legendary Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV, who this time is an Afghanistan veteran, becoming a private investigator. Perdita Weeks plays Juliet Higgins, a former MI-6 agent bringing sexual tension into the household. Zachary Knighton and Stephen Hill complete the core cast.

The new Magnum series was filmed in Oahu, Hawaii. This is a great chance to check out some fabulous filming locations from this amazing island. As always, we will be updating this list as more episodes are released:

Where is Magnum filmed
The producers did not miss the opportunity to show off the alluring landscapes of Hawaii. In episode one, Magnum is kayaking in Kāneʻohe Bay, near Mokolii islet (Chinaman's Hat), with Kualoa Mountain Range in the background. Also the opening credits sequence features this scenery.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of CBS and Anthony Quintano - Map




Magnum PI Location
Magnum P.I also shot several scenes in Kualoa Ranch, an unmissable location for any production filming in Oahu. Series like Lost, Jumanji, and the Jurassic Park movies have in common that they were all filmed here. The very first scene in North Korea features a Hawaiian Longhorn Bull. Image courtesy of CBS

Looking for the new Magnum's house location, aka Robin's Nest


Where is Magnum PI house
The original iconic estate owned by millionaire novelist Robin Masters, known as Robin's Nest, was demolished on April 2018. In real life, this beachfront estate was located at 41-505 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo.
Image courtesy of Doctor Rennie - Map


Magnum PI filming location
Regarding the exteriors of the new property, managed by Juliet Higgins, we made a discovery worthy of a top P.I. - Compare the pattern of the mountain range in the background of the house with the image below, taken in Kualoa Ranch. There is no mansion like this on the grounds of Kualoa Ranch. Option a): the hills were copy-pasted digitally into the image, or b): this house doesn't exist, it was completely generated by CGI.
Image courtesy of CBS and Anthony Goto


Magnum PI house
This is an aerial shot of Robin's Estate from the second episode, locating the house at Kualoa Regional Park.
Image courtesy of CBS - Map


New Magnum PI house
Thanks to Reel News Hawaii we find out many more details about the house; The yard doberman chase was filmed in a house at 49-3 Kamehameha Hwy. The Kayak Beach, some interiors and the gate entrance belong to a house at 50 Kaikea Pl, Kailua. Also the same gate was built in a set at Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kaneohe. The car garage and some waterfront interiors are from Banyan House Hawaii (4369 Royal Pl, Honolulu). In episode 4, Magnum rolls up on the Kayak at Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute. Images courtesy of CBS


Magnum House
As you can see, Magnum's house is actually an amalgam of several locations, at least for the pilot. Many interiors are sets build in a soundstage. The series is hosted at Kalaeloa Studio in Kapolei. Image courtesy of CBS - Map




Magnum Film Locations
The house of Magnum's friend from episode one is located at Poipu Pl in Honolulu.
Image courtesy of CBS and Google Maps


Magnum PI 2018 Locations
Magnum finds the ambulance under a bridge in Keeaumoku St with Lunalilo Fwy.
Image courtesy of CBS and Google Maps


Magnum Helicopter Location
TC and Rick take off from the real Magnum Helicopters Helipad at 130 Iolana Place, Honolulu. They've got the original TV series Hughes 500 model, that it's the same used for the new show and also to take tourists on a tour of the island. The Korean food stall from Magnum's friend in episode one was shot at Waikiki Beach.
Image courtesy of CBS and Google Maps - Map 2


Magnum film location
The elementary school and the library with a sperm whale model from episode 3 are the Bishop Museum of Honolulu. Image courtesy of CBS - Map


Where is Magnum PI 2018 filmed
In episode 4, the skyscraper with external elevators is the First Hawaiian Bank main branch in downtown Honolulu. Also there is a short scene filmed at Ko Olina Lagoon 4 (below). Images courtesy of CBS - Map 1 - Map 2


Magnum filming in Honolulu
The graffiti street art was filmed in Cooke St, in the heart of Kakaako, one of the coolest neighborhoods of Honolulu. Google Maps is not updated, so you can't see it in Street View, but there are more pics and a map of the murals by the POW! WOW! collective here.
This episode was also filmed in the Old Police Station Building at 842 Bethel St. Images courtesy of CBS - Map 1 - Map 2


Magnum drehorte
A lot of action takes place in Honolulu and surroundings. Other filming locations include the Prince Waikiki Hotel, the Nobu restaurant in Ward Village and the Steve & Danno's restaurant from Hawaii 5-0 in Manoa Valley. Image courtesy of Edmund Garman

Can you help to improve this article about the filming locations of Magnum P.I.? To complete and correct this report, any feedback, info or images that you may have are more than welcome, thank you!

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Browsing the items on sale of Magnum PI series, we couldn't belive how much stuff is available for the fans of the '80 moustached hero. You can buy a ROBIN-1 metal stamped license plate, an original Matchbox Magnum P.I. Ferrari 308 GTB edition (or the Hot Wheels new one), Hawaiian shirts, a 1983 Magnum-themed plot-your-own-adventure book, or the Larry Manetti’s (Rick) memories of the original show. And don't forget the Complete Series DVD or Blue-ray edition and the Ultimate Guide to Honolulu and Oahu.

   

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