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Hawaii Five-0 Julie Benz

Julie Benz Joins Hawaii Five-0 as SFPD Cop/Romantic Interest for [Spoiler]

I was just talking to Julie Benz about how especially arctic the Defiance set in Toronto was this past winter. And apparently as reward for toughing it out, she can now make camp in the Aloha State.

TVLine has learned that Benz is joining CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 in the recurring role of Jennifer, a detective from San Francisco who is heading up a task force modeled after Five-0. As the visiting detective does her research, she will form a strong connection with Chin (played by Daniel Dae Kim).

“She’s on loan from the San Francisco Police Department and she’s going to end up, we think at least, having a relationship with Chin Ho,” showrunner Peter M. Lenkov told TVLine as part of our in-depth Fall Preview Q&A. “Maybe there’s going to be a romance there.”

In addition to her three-season run as Defiance‘s Mayor Amanda Rosewater, Benz’s TV credits include A Gifted Man, Dexter, No Ordinary Family, Desperate Housewives, Buffy and Angel, and Roswell.

Hawaii Five-0 opens Season 6 on Friday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c.

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