‘NCIS: Hawaii’: What We Know About the Cast, Plot of the Upcoming Spinoff

by Emily Morgan

After months of rumors, CBS finally confirmed that fans would get an NCIS spinoff titled “NCIS: Hawaii.” With the announcement, fans are buzzing about what they can expect in the upcoming series. Although CBS didn’t announce a premiere date, the network revealed that the spinoff had been given the green light. 

While the details about the crime drama are minimal, TVLine recently revealed bombshell news about one of the main characters. Per the website, the lead protagonist will be a character named “Jane Tennant” who will break ground on-screen, portraying the role of the agent in charge of “NCIS Pearl.”

This is big news for the shows and their fans, considering all of the show’s special agents in charge have been historically played by men. 

New Details Emerge for ‘NCIS: Hawaii’

Behind the scenes, “NCIS: Hawaii” has plenty of talent. Off-camera, Chris Silber, Jan Nash, and Matt Bosack are all set to be executive producers and writers. Silber works as the current showrunner and executive producer of “NCIS: New Orleans.” Nash is also an executive producer and writer Bosack is also a writer and producer on CBS’ “SEAL Team.”

But the show has also found its cast for the most part. The outlet also reports that Vanessa Lachey will play the lead role of Jane Tennant. Yasmine Al-Bustami will play Lucy, a member of Jane’s team. Jason Antoon will play Ernie, the cyber intelligence analyst. 

But some familiar faces may not appear in the planned spinoff. However, some theorize that Michael Weatherly won’t be billed for the spinoff. He played Agent Tony DiNozzo, but it looks like the actor will be too busy filming the newest season of “Bull.”

As far as scheduling goes, the network didn’t disclose what time slot CBS will choose for the new series. If it replaces “NCIS: New Orleans,” fans could possibly see episodes Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET. 

When it comes to watching, “NCIS: Hawaii” will likely be available on the Paramount+ app. Any Android, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Chromecast, FireTV, LG, PS4, Roku, Samsung, Vizio, Xbox One, and Xfinity user can download the app. Additionally, fans can try out Paramount+ free for a week-long trial. After the trial, a subscription costs $5.99 per month. 

In other related “NCIS” news, rumors are circulating that longtime “NCIS” veteran actor, Mark Harmon, would be closing the door on the show after 18 years. However, the network recently confirmed that “NCIS” will return for its 19th season, with Harmon in the cast.