Aloha fans! The entire “NCIS: Hawai’i” team has landed in Oahu to film the next season. Revealed by CBS last week, the spin-off series has already started production.
Making it official on Twitter, the crime-drama show tweeted a group photo to announce the exciting news. The caption read, “Aloha! Production has officially started on #NCISHawaii. See you this fall on @CBS and @ParamountPlus.”
First, they spent the initial few days embracing the Hawaiian culture.
On Wednesday, June 16, the crew attended the traditional ceremony to pay their respects to its host. Deadline reported, the event was officiated by Kahu Ramsay Taum. It also included royal maile leis, the Oli Aloha chant, and the Pule Ho’oku’u Prayer.
Stars Vanessa Lachey, Noah Mills, Jason Antoon, Yasmine Al-Bustami, and Tori Anderson, along with producers, participated throughout the entire event.
When “Hawaii Five-0” filmed on the island, they also celebrated their production by joining the traditional ceremonies.
“NCIS: Hawai’i” follows the first female Special Agent in charge NCIS Pearl Harbor, Jane Tennant (played by Lachey), and her team as they attempt to service both their family and country. They investigate high-stake crimes with military personnel. In addition to national security and mysteries of the island state itself.
Created/executive produced by “NCIS: New Orleans,” along with executive producers/showrunner Christopher Silber and Jan Nash. Also, they’re in colaberation with “SEAL TEAM” writer/producer Matt Bosack.
Check out the new season of “NCIS:Hawai’i” this fall, airing Monday nights on CBS.
‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Seeking for Extras to Cast
The “NCIS: Hawai’i” casting crew is presently on the lookout for extras to appear in the show. The easy role only requires the person to act normally.
Shayne Hartigan, a member of Alessi Hartigan Casting, described what they’re looking for in an extra.
“I’m so excited,” she said. “We really want to get all, all kinds of inclusion in on this project, so of course, you know, the military, the HPD presence, but also the local community and shop owners and restaurateurs and anybody possible.”
No prior experience necessary for this walk-on part. The show’s main focus is to capture an accurate depiction of Hawaii.
Everyone chosen for the role will essentially act as filler in the background of “NCIS: Hawai’i” scenes. Actress Vanessa Lachey stars in the new crime series as Jane Tennant. She’s also the first female lead across all “NCIS” series.
Other Major ‘NCIS’ Universe News
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the flagship series, ‘NCIS,’ cast actor Gary Cole in the upcoming season. Given Mark Harmon is reportedly taking on a lesser role, there’s heavy speculation about Cole’s character on the series.
As fans of the show remember, Harmon’s Leroy Gibbs made an epic escape in last season’s finale. Many fans wonder if Cole’s character will replace Gibbs. Or, is it possible that Cole could be portraying a villain? Learn more here about Gary Cole’s casting on the series.