Hawaii Five-0 to let Sky viewers decide episode ending with live vote

In a UK television first, fans of the crime drama will be able to help choose the murderer by voting in real time

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Hawaii Five-0 is set to make UK television history by letting its viewers decide the ending of an episode of the cop drama via a live vote during the broadcast.

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The story will reveal the motives of three murder suspects before asking Sky1 viewers to have their say on whodunit via Facebook, the Sky website and social TV app Zeebox. Votes will be tallied instantly and the most popular ending will be broadcast seamlessly as part of the episode.

Forbidden, the 12th instalment in series three of the rebooted series, airs at 9pm on Sunday 24 March and sees the team investigate the death of an O’ahu State University professor at the hands of either his boss, his teaching assistant and a student he caught cheating.

Hawaii Five-O executive producer Peter Lenkov said: “I’ve always felt the most fun aspect of watching a mystery is trying to figure out ‘whodunit.’ Now the Hawaii Five-0 viewers will actually get the chance to tell us who they think committed the crime and we will listen. I love that our dedicated and attentive fans will actually play a part in resolving our story.”

Viewers in the US and Austrailia took part in the live TV vote when the Hawaii Five-0 episode was broadcast there.

Hawaii Five-0 is a modern day reimagining of the original series which ran between 1968 and 1980. The Golden Globe nominated drama stars Alex O’Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park.

The episode airs on Sunday 24 March at 9pm on Sky

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Viewers can influence the ending by voting here.