NCIS: Hawai’i 2021 Tv Series Review
TV Line described the character, who is a single mother, as a “keen” investigator who is familiar with a crime scene or two, and the bureau politics that comes with the job.
If you want visual proof of just how much this role means to Lachey, here’s a video of her after she found out she’d got the job.
“This is everything that I’ve ever wanted, dreamed, envisioned,” she told ET. “Without even realising it, this is the job. This is something that I didn’t even realise was something [I wanted] my entire life. And now that it’s here, I’ve realised that all of my work and all of my work ethic, and how I try to be as a person, as a woman, as a mother, as friend, as a coworker, is all encapsulated in this moment.”
Lachey also revealed that her family had relocated to Hawai’i with her for the duration of filming: “It was a talk that I had with my husband and I said, ‘What do you think?’ and he’s like, ‘Hawai’i, umm, it could be worse.’ And he was like, ‘This is awesome!’
“And I’ll never forget him saying, ‘This is your time and you’ve been there in the past for me.’ This is a thing that would take our whole family out of the mainland and bring them very far away, and he was on board to support me.”
In other casting news, Yasmine Al-Bustami is playing Lucy, a junior member of Jane’s team, according to Variety. She is described as “confident” and “eager” in all aspects of her job.
Jason Antoon (Claws) is playing Cyber Intelligence Specialist Ernie, who is a polyglot and is interested in “technology, history, literature and all things Hawaiian”. Ernie is described as an “essential component of the team”.
Tori Anderson (Blindspot) and Kian Talan will also feature as series regulars.
Anderson is playing DIA agent Kate Whistler, a high-achiever who has her sights set on climbing the corporate ladder.
Talan plays Jane’s son Alex, a brainy kid who isn’t coping well with his parent’s divorce.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Noah Mills will appear as former city murder detective and family man Jesse. He’s an “expert interrogator” who champions “good old fashioned police work”, according to Variety. Jesse has worked with Jane the longest and acts as her “confidant” on occasion.
Supernatural’s Rob Benedict shared a post on Instagram in which he announced that he will also feature in the series.
“I now will have officially worked on all shows in the NCIS family,” he wrote. “I think that means I get a free drink with my next purchase. Can’t think of a better place to be working.”
Chris Silber, who worked as showrunner on New Orleans, will be heading it up alongside Matt Bosack and Jan Nash, with Larry Teng also directing and executive producing.
NCIS: Hawai’i – Will there be a Five-0 crossover?
There’s been zero word on whether any familiar faces will pop up in Hawai’i. We don’t even know if they’re set in the same universe at this point, so we’ll have to wait and see what they have in store for us.
NCIS: Hawai’i release date: When will it air?
NCIS: Hawai’i will premiere in the US on Monday, September 20 on CBS. It will also air on Paramount Plus.
NCIS used to air on FOX UK for those of us on this side of the pond, but that channel has since been scrapped, so there’s a chance it will make its way onto STAR on Disney+, just like The Walking Dead.
UK fans might have to wait until next year to watch it, as is normally the case with NCIS. Watch this space for updates.
NCIS: Hawai’i plot: What’s it about?
The NCIS franchise sticks to the same formula, so you won’t be surprised to hear that you’re going to be getting a lot more of the same (but with a female agent taking the lead).
“Jane Tennant has thrived and risen through the ranks by equal parts confidence and strategy in a system that has pushed back on her every step of the way,” reads the official synopsis.
“The world’s most successful television series continues on the seductive shores of the Aloha State as the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor and her team balance duty to family and country, investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security and the mysteries of the island itself.”
NCIS: Hawai’i trailer: When can I watch it?
Right now! Watch it below.