‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Director Drops Amazing Behind the Scenes Clip of ‘Night Filming’ With Star Vanessa Lachey: ‘We On a Boat’

by Samantha Whidden

NCIS: Hawai’i director, Larry Teng, took to his Instagram account to share incredible behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming show. 

“Thursday night filming! NCIS HAWAI’I,” Teng writes in the caption, which shows the highly anticipated series’ lead, Vanessa Lachey, participating in the night shooting. 

NCIS: Hawai’i centers around NCIS Special Agent Jane Tennant and her team at the Pearl Harbor Field Office. Tennant is NCIS’ first female lead. The series is the latest spin-off of the NCIS franchise and stars Lachey with Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon, Noah Mills, and Tori Anderson.

While speaking about Jane Tennant’s first appearance in the new series, NCIS Executive Producers Matt Bosack, Jan Nash, and Christopher, state to TVLine, “When we first meet Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant, her brilliance and compassion are on full display when, after being pulled away from coaching her soccer team, she heads to North Shore to lead an investigation into a top-secret program.”

The trio also adds they can’t wait for viewers to get to know the NCIS character and her team this September. 

Vanessa Lachey Also Shares Snapshots Of Night Filming

Along with Larry Teng’s video, Vanessa Lachey shows off some snapshots of the NCIS: Hawai’i night filming. “Safety First, Always!” Vanessa states on the post, featuring her hanging out with the show’s stunt team. “We get to play the bad a—es, but these are the real bad a—es.” 

Vanessa then thanks the stunt team for making her and the rest of the cast look good. She also thanked the “water Boyz” for keeping the cast safe. “We appreciate YOU! #NCISHawaii.”

Vanessa also shared some pics of her with Larry on the NCIS: Hawai’i set. She states in the post, “Top to bottom this cast and crew are exceptional. The Aloha spirit is taking us over and I can’t WAIT for you guys to see this show.”

She then thanks every person on the NCIS: Hawai’i set but gave a shout-out to Larry for believing her from day 1 and for bringing her character to life. “I trust You, I appreciate You, I love You. Ohana for life.”

‘Night Raiders’ Star Alex Tarrant Casted For ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ As A Regular

Earlier this month, Deadline announced that Night Raiders actor Alex Tarrant is set to star in NCIS: Hawai’i while Agent Carter’s  Enver Gjokaj named a re-occurring castmate for the upcoming series.

According to the media outlet, Tarrant will play a series regular Kai. Kai recently returned to Hawaii to care for his father and face his complicated past. Meanwhile, Gjokaj will play Joe Milius, who is a high-ranking Navy Captain and commander of the Pacific Fleet. Milius notably clashes with Lachey’s Tennant. 

NCIS: Hawai’i is set to premiere on September 20th.