Chuck Norris returns to service, with highly anticipated return in series finale Hawaii 5-0.
After 10 years on the air, Hawaii 5-0 bows out. There will be no season 11 for the remake of the cult series Hawaii State Police, which lasted 12 years, from 1968 to 1980. The new version, whose 9th season is currently airing on M6, worn by actors Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, follows a special unit created by the Governor of Hawaii to fight against crimes in the archipelago. Faced with this cancellation of the series which will conclude with the 10th season, actor Alex O’Loughlin – who plays the 5-0 leader – spoke to thank his fans: “This series has been with me pretty much every waking up for the past 10 years of my life. Everywhere I go on this planet, in all languages, I am McGarrett to all these people. What we have accomplished is extraordinary. I don’t really have the words to express my degree of gratitude. I’m just happy to have been a part of this adventure and I will miss it. To the fans: I don’t know how to thank you. Thank you for following us like you did. I miss you already. Aloha”.
Chuck Norris, the big comeback!
The iconic Chuck Norris’ last TV appearance dates back to 2005 when he reprized his role as Cordell Walker in the TV movie. Walker Texas Ranger : La Machination. 15 years later, he will make his return to television in the final episode of the series Hawaii 5-0, which will air in 2 parts, April 3 on CBS. He will play a retired sergeant major, Lee Phillips, who will try to help his protege Lincoln Cole to hide from the Hawaiian authorities. The finale of the series will also be an opportunity to see many other characters who had appeared throughout the series.
Chuck Norris celebrated his 80th birthday this Tuesday, March 10. In his 52-year career, the actor rose to fame in the 1970s starring in many action and fighting films, such as the classic The Dragon’s fury alongside Bruce Lee or more recently in The Expendables 2: Special Unit alongside actors of his generation including Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But, In addition to his illustrious face to face with Bruce Lee, his most cult role will remain that of Cordell Walker, a ranger champion of martial arts, in the mythical series Walker Texas Ranger, broadcast for 8 years (1993-2001). Indeed, before being a full-time actor, he was first known as a martial artist. He even became karate champion in the middleweight category, from 1968 to 1974. An experience that allowed him to be selected to face Bruce Lee in the famous final fight in the Colosseum, in The Dragon’s fury (1972).
Chuck Norris vs. Bruce Lee in The Dragon’s fury :