NCIS: Hawai’i is officially in production. Star Vanessa Lachey and some of the crew are giving us some behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. In a recent Twitter post, Vanessa Lachey reacted to a behind-the-scenes photo of her character’s bulletproof vest.
Firstly, the show co-creator took two Twitter to share a photo of the vest, saying “Jane Tennant is ready to go. And… where do I get a bulletproof vest holder?”
Then, Lachey responded “I gotchu Jan!” It’s nice to see the team already bonding. They just started filming, and many actors find it hard to get adjusted to a new set with new faces and co-workers.
Lachey’s Jane Tennant is the first female character in the leading role on an NCIS franchise.
“I’m excited to bring a different layer to this role and hopefully inspire this next generation of young girls and women,” Lachey said in a teaser for the show. “My character Jane Tennant is the special agent in charge of NCIS. She’s a mother of a 15-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, and that is real life: juggling life, and love, and work.”
But on NCIS: Hawai’i, Tennant will have to juggle all those things on top of a leading team of experts and investigators. However, the supporting characters sound just as interesting. Vanessa Lachey will star alongside actors Noah Mills, Tori Anderson, Jason Antoon, and Yasmine Al-Bustami.
The ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Team Started Production With Gratitude
In a “Day 1 of Filming” clip posted by the official NCIS: Hawai’i Twitter, we got a first look at some of the cast. It was taken almost as soon as they touched down in Hawai’i. Immediately to kick off production, the cast participated in a traditional Hawai’ian blessing. This was out of respect for the land and culture.
“We came down here to the beach to have what I was told was a Hawai’ian blessing,” Lachey explained. Other actors delved deeper into what the ceremony meant for the cast.
“I feel the blessing ceremony, it’s a sense of gratitude, and I think it’s great to start that and it centers the moral code for the whole show,” actress Tori Anderson said.
It seems like there’s gratitude all around for the NCIS: Hawai’i cast. All of them will bring their own unique perspectives to the roles, and they come from a variety of backgrounds. Noah Mills, for instance, is perhaps best known for his Modeling work while Jason Antoon is known for his work in theatre productions.
For now, little snippets from filming will have to do. NCIS: Hawai’i won’t come out until this fall, which feels far away for those that are excited to see it. It’ll air Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET and will follow its flagship show, NCIS in its new time slot.