MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 16: Jay Hernandez from the TV series "Magnum P.I" attends the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Day Three on June 16, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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The setting of the “Magnum P.I.” reboot, which has been saved by NBC after its CBS cancellation this spring, is undoubtedly a significant part of its ongoing appeal. Although the new version boasts a similarly tropical aesthetic, it has done a few things differently in terms of filming locations.
Roughly five months before the "Magnum P.I." reboot debuted, an iconic filming location from the original series was demolished. The Robin's Nest — where the titular character resides in both iterations — was torn down, forcing the studio to get creative. Much of the interior of Magnum's HQ is created using a combination of Kalaeloa Studio sets, parts of an actual estate, and a working Honolulu resort called Banyan House. located in Honolulu.
The exterior shots are all taken in Oahu, mostly in Kualoa Regional Park, Maili Point, the Heeia Kea Jungle, and Kaneohe Bay. Even the scenes that take place elsewhere in the world are created without ever leaving Oahu, either repurposing island locales to look like Taipei or Italy or using CGI to create the Great Wall of China.