CBS Debuts Remake of “Hawaii Five-O” Theme at Comic-Con
At Comic-Con earlier today, CBS debuted the music video for the modern arrangement of the iconic HAWAII FIVE-0 theme song, featuring recording session footage and clips from CBS’s upcoming new series.
Composer Brian Tyler (“Eagle Eye,” “Fast and Furious,” “Expendables”) assembled and conducted 35 musicians for the re-record session. Among the musicians were renowned players from the original television series, such as David Duke (1st Horn), Chuck Findley (1st Trumpet) and Bob Zimmitti (Percussion).
The music video for the new theme premiered during the H50: ALOHA EARTH panel, which featured the stars of the new HAWAII FIVE-0 series; Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Peter M. Lenkov and director Len Wiseman.
Feeling respect and awe for the classic theme by the series’ original composer, Morton Stevens, Tyler believed the new recording needed to be “true vintage with a cool vibe.” George Schweitzer, President of CBS Marketing Group, added that, “The HAWAII FIVE-0 theme is one of the most enduring and iconic theme songs in television history, and it was essential to have the flavor of the original in the modern arrangement. We’re treating the HAWAII FIVE-0 theme as a lead character in the show, and we’ll make use of the song in a variety of ways as we launch the new series.”
The news series will debut Monday, September 20th (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and you can view the music video for the new theme below.
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