Get ready for the latest NCIS spinoff! And it could not have come at a more perfect time considering the Hawaii Five-0 sets are still available.
NCIS: Hawaii In The Works
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NCIS has a new spin-off being created. The NCIS franchise has been a huge success ever since its birth in 2003 with the following success of the current spin-offs NCIS: L.A. and NCIS: New Orleans.
Apparently, the deal is being finalized, pilot directors are being met with and a writers room is being staffed. This comes as fans anxiously await to hear if Mark Harmon will be returning for the 19th season as his contract is up.
Sources told THR that "when Harmon heard CBS would end the flagship series if he left, the star and exec producer began conversations with the network and producers CBS studios to return for a handful of episodes if the procedural was to return for the 19th season."
Deadline suggested CBS would be able to use the vacant studios and production base on Hawaii that was left by the creators of Hawaii Five-0. The two franchises already participated in a Hawaiian crossover episode where NCIS: Los Angeles stars LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell joined the cast of Hawaii Five-0.
The Hollywood Reporter detailed that NCIS: New Orleans showrunner Chris Silber, producer Jan Nash, and SEAL Team's Matt Bosack are all signed on to executive produce the island spin-off.
We cannot wait for production to start and to see who CBS would bring on to lead the series! Considering Mark Harmon leads the original, LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell lead NCIS: Los Angeles, and Scott Bakula leads NCIS: New Orleans, whoever comes on board is bound to be great.