NCIS: New Orleans is an American action crime drama and police procedural television series that premiered on 23 September 2014, following the 11th season of NCIS.
The pilot was written by Gary Glasberg and the series stars Scott Bakula and CCH Pounder.
The series is set and filmed in New Orleans, and it is the third series of the NCIS franchise.
NCIS: New Orleans follows a fictional team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents stationed out of New Orleans, Louisiana and led by Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride (Scott Bakula).
The team focuses on crimes that involve personnel in the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and their territory ranges from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle.
The agents under Pride’s supervision include Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), a former Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy recruited by Pride following Hurricane Katrina; Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan), a transfer from the NCIS Great Lakes field office, who has worked as a Special Agent Afloat and is keen to leave her past behind as she moves to New Orleans; Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant), a former ATF special agent and LaSalle’s partner who eventually leaves to join the FBI; and Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito), an FBI prodigy recruited to replace Brody after a short stint investigating Pride. Support personnel for the team consist of Dr. Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder), the coroner for Jefferson Parish; Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich), a forensics specialist who assists Wade and later becomes an NCIS agent; and Patton Plame (Daryl Mitchell), a computer specialist.
When Pride is promoted to Special Agent in Charge, NCIS agent Hannah Khoury (Necar Zadegan) transfers to the New Orleans office to replace him as the team’s direct supervisor; Khoury is later demoted, and Pride steps down as SAC to resume his old position.
After LaSalle is murdered by his brother’s killer, Pride later brings in new NCIS agent Quentin Carter (Charles Michael Davis) to fill his spot on the team.
On 17 February 2021, it was announced that the seventh season will be the series’ final season.
In September 2013, NCIS: New Orleans was introduced with a two-part backdoor pilot during the eleventh season of NCIS.
NCIS TV Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Creator(s): Gary Glasberg.
- Release Date: 23 September 2014 to 23 May 2021.
- Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.