NCIS: Hawaii has discovered its lead.
Vanessa Lachey has been tapped to headline the most recent spinoff within the years-long franchise, turning into the primary feminine lead in one in all its reveals.
Lachey will play Jane Tennant, the primary feminine Particular Agent in Cost of NCIS Pearl.
Tennant and her staff will “steadiness obligation to household and nation, whereas investigating high-stakes crimes involving navy personnel, nationwide safety and the mysteries of the island itself,” in response to CBS.
Matt Bosack (SEAL Crew) wrote the pilot together with NCIS: New Orleans‘ Jan Nash and Chris Silber.
All three will are additionally hooked up as EPs, whereas Larry Teng (Supergirl, SEAL Crew) will direct and EP.
Lachey is well-known as a number on TV screens, however she has acted in a number of tasks, together with Hawaii 5-0, Dads, and BH90210.
She additionally appeared on Dancing With the Stars Season 25 as a contestant and is a co-host on Netflix’s breakout courting sequence, Love is Blind.
Her most up-to-date TV stint was on FOX’s Name Me Kat as Tara Barnett. That present is on the bubble for renewal or cancellation.
On the massive display screen, Lachey has appeared in Implausible 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Catastrophe Film.
The unique NCIS has been led by Mark Harmon because it kicked off in 2003, whereas NCIS: Los Angeles has been led by Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J because it launched in 2009, and eventually, Scott Bakula has led NCIS: New Orleans since 2014.
That is to not say there haven’t been feminine lead characters within the franchise, however Hawaii would be the first sequence within the franchise headlined by a feminine.
NCIS: Purple, which was within the works in 2013, and it was set to be co-led by Kim Raver and John Corbett, however CBS in the end determined to cross on the sequence after a backdoor pilot didn’t meet expectations.
Information of NCIS Hawaii broke in February, and CBS pulled the set off on a proper pickup earlier this month.
The information comes as NCIS: New Orleans prepares to air its ultimate episodes ever since CBS pulled the plug on it.
NCIS: Hawaii joins a packed roster at CBS for the 2021-22 TV season that features The Equalizer Season 2, FBI Season 4, NCIS Season 19, Younger Sheldon Season 5, The Neighborhood Season 4, and Bob Hearts Abishola Season 3.
Along with New Orleans, CBS has canceled MacGyver and Mother.
The jury remains to be out on United States of Al, B Constructive, SEAL Crew, All Rise, The Unicorn, Clarice, and EVIL.
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.