‘NCIS: Hawaii’: Sleuth-Like Fan Shares New Photos of Show Being Filmed on Picturesque Beach

by Anna Dunn

An NCIS fan took some incredible photos of the NCIS: Hawai’i team filming on a gorgeous Kahala Hawai’i beach. NCIS: Hawai’i, which will premiere on September 20th this year, is currently in production in the gorgeous state. The series is lead by Vanessa Lachey, making it the first of the NCIS franchise to be lead by a woman.

The fan shared the photos to Reddit, and fans had a ton to say. Some even speculated that maybe some of the people filming are Ziva and Tony, but that’s unlikely considering the fact that this is probably not NCIS, and that the person front and center in the photos is likely NCIS: Hawai’i star Vanessa Lachey.

“I may just be hoping but the woman in the middle looks like Ziva and the man talking to the girls looks like Tony,” the hopeful fan wrote. But another NCIS fan reminded them that that’s not likely.

“Michael Weatherly shoots his show in NY, so I doubt that. The lady that you think is CDP might be Vanessa Lachey, the lead of the show,” the fan responded.

Others pointed out that the filming location for NCIS: Hawai’i may be similar to another procedural that was shot in Hawai’i.

“i’m nearly positive this was a frequently used shooting location for hawaii 5-0,” one fan speculated. Considering the fact that Hawai’i Five-0 was on the same network, it wouldn’t be surprising if the two shows had similar locations for shoots.

Vanessa Lachey is Excited to Be On ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ and Loves the Location

Vanessa Lachey has been quite vocal about her excitement for the location of NCIS: Hawai’i, expressing her own connection to the Islands as well as how important it is to her for the place to get an accurate portrayal.

“Hawai’i is the perfect setting for NCIS and the next chapter of the franchise. I, myself, have traveled there a little bit. I was born on an Air Force base in the Philippines and passed through Hawai’i,” Lachey said in a May Teaser about the show. But she wants to go deeper with NCIS: Hawai’i

“I obviously know the first layer when people pass through. You see the beautiful waters and the beaches. But what I’m interested to show is the depth of the people of Hawaii. There’s so much beauty there, there’s so much culture there. And hopefully, I can portray the beauty there and the beautiful side of Hawai’i.”

That’s also the mission of the production staff. NCIS shows always treat their location as a second character. This one should be no different.

Lachey stars in NCIS: Hawai’i alongside Jason Antoon, Yasmine Al Bustami, Noah Mills, and Tori Anderson. While some fans are skeptical about another spinoff, it’s clear that Lachey is appreciating every second of her NCIS: Hawai’i experience so far.