Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost"), who plays Chin Ho Kelly, and Grace Park ("Battlestar Galactica"), in the role of Kono Kalakaua, have officially left the set of the CBS series "Hawaii Five-0" and will not be a part of season 8.

Season 7 ended with Chin and Kono dealing with other endeavors

As noted by Entertainment Weekly, as season 7 ended, Kim’s character, Chin, received an offer to set up a task force in San Francisco.

Park’s character Kono headed off to run an investigation into a child sex trafficking ring. As the season closed, it was unclear what would happen to the two characters in the upcoming season 8.

It now appears clear that plans were already underway for the two actors to officially leave the show. Both characters are to be referenced in the season 8 premiere, but will no longer be part of "Hawaii Five-0."

Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park attempt to get equal pay

Variety reports that sources told them that both Kim and Park were attempting to get pay equal to that of their co-stars, Scott Caan and Alex O’Loughlin.

However, they were unsuccessful, outside of an offer by CBS which would equate to a salary 10 to 15 percent lower than that of Caan and O’Loughlin.

Entertainment Weekly spoke to Park when she appeared with her costars from “Battlestar Galactica” at the ATX Television Festival in June.

They asked her if she would be coming back in season 8, but at that stage Park said a decision had not yet been made. Park said she spoke to the "Hawaii Five-0" showrunner, Peter Lenkov, some days before, but that it was still undecided whether she would return for season 8. She did say at the time she had hopes for things to go well, but that she wasn’t sure what was going to happen.

CBS officially announces Kim and Park are leaving 'Hawaii Five-0'

In a statement released by CBS about Kim and Park exiting the show, they said they were appreciative of the enormous talents of both actors and their professional excellence.

They further mentioned the “aloha spirit” Kim and Park had brought to each of the 168 episodes of “Hawaii Five-0.” CBS went on to wish them all the best and much success in their endeavors, ending with a very Hawaiian “Mahalo and a hui hou” (thanks and goodbye until we meet again).

Both actors have been on the cast, playing alongside O’Loughlin and Caan, from day one of the rebooted classic TV show “Hawaii Five-0,” which first aired in 2010.

The latest news comes after Masi Oka, who starred as Dr. Max Bergman in “Hawaii Five-0" from early in the first season, left the show during season 7.

“Hawaii Five-0” returns on CBS on September 29 at 9 p.m. ET.

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