Category Archives: Hallelujah

Terry O’Quinn is going to be on Hawaii Five-0

Terry O'Quinn and Daniel Dae Kim on the Season 2 premiere of Hawaii Five-0

Terry O'Quinn and Daniel Dae Kim on the Season 2 premiere of Hawaii Five-0

Terry O’Quinn (John Locke and Not-John-Locke) will be joining Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon) on the second season of Hawaii Five-0, which starts on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10 p.m.

Here’s a promo clip. Seeing Locke, um, I mean O’Quinn in the island landscape sparked some deja vu moments:

O’Quinn was originally supposed to be in a show called Hallelujah, but ABC canceled plans for the show in May. In July, Zap2it wrote that ABC may be reviving Hallelujah and may be trying to rehire O’Quinn. I haven’t been able to find any news about the show written since then, so it seems doubtful. It’s too bad because it sounded like it would be really good.

I’m not a big fan of this incarnation of Hawaii Five-0, but maybe Terry’s joining the cast will inject new life or give a new direction to the show. The existing cast is already good, though — the problem (at least in the few episodes I’ve seen) seems to be mostly in the writing.

New role for Terry O’Quinn in “Hallelujah”

Terry O'Quinn as Locke in LOST 6x04 "The Substitute"

Terry O’Quinn has been cast in a new television musical drama about a Texas town torn apart by the forces of good and evil. (Hmmm … sounds familiar!)

O’Quinn will play the villain, “a charming yet wholly corrupt local millionaire who virtually owns the town.” That’s interesting, because Michael Emerson, in HIS new show, will be playing a billionaire (though apparently one on the side of good). So both of these actors are getting to play men with money. It must be their destiny! Ahem.

I don’t know what this means for the fate of Odd Jobs, the show that was originally going to star O’Quinn and Emerson and has now been delayed. With both of them starring in their own shows, it doesn’t look good for an O’Quinn/Emerson reunion show anytime soon.

I love musicals, though, so this is exciting news. I wonder if O’Quinn himself will sing. He’s quite a good singer — something I hadn’t expected before I saw a couple of video clips. Take a look:

O’Quinn singing “If I Loved You” in a 1991 made-for-TV movie

O’Quinn singing about being a “bad Daddy” (and proving that he’s been playing villains for a VERY long time)

Hallelujah will be produced by Marc Cherry and Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives) and will star Jesse L. Martin (Ed Green in Law & Order) as a stranger who comes to town “bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith.” Restoring faith — sounds like another LOST theme.

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