‘NCIS: Hawai’i’: Where You’ve Seen New Cast Additions Alex Tarrant and Enver Gjokaj Before

by Madison Miller

The cast of the upcoming “NCIS: Hawai’i” is fully assembled and already filming in the beautiful Oahu, Hawai’i.

Leading the new crew will be Special Agent Jane Tennant, portrayed by Vanessa Lachey. Some of the crew includes Yasmine Al-Bustami (“The Chosen”), Jason Antoon (“Claws”), Tori Anderson (“No Tomorrow”), and Noah Mills (“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”)

Together, they make up an eager new group of agents. They all work on the islands of Hawaii and are in charge of the Pearl Harbor base. Jane Tennant “and her team balance duty to family and country, investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security, and the mysteries of the island itself.”

Also along for the exciting new “NCIS” spin-off are Alex Tarrant and Enver Gjokaj.

Alex Tennant on ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

According to Variety, Tarrant is going to portray a character named Kai. He is a local who “can blend into any part of the islands” with ease. He returned to Hawai’i to become an “NCIS” agent after spending years running away from his home.

Alex Tarrant is an actor from New Zealand. He is currently filming for “The Lord of the Rings” TV series. The first eight-episode season of the show will premiere on Prime Video in late 2021 or early 2022. This highly anticipated series is set in the Second Age of Middle-earth. This is actually before all the events of “Lord of the Rings” from the movies and books.

Some of Tarrant’s other roles before “NCIS: Hawai’i” include “When We Go to War,” “Filthy Rich,” “800 Words,” and “The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith.”

He excitedly shared the news of his upcoming role on Instagram with a straightforward caption — “Aloha.” Vanessa Lachey responded with an eager “Yes!!!”

Enver Gjokaj on Upcoming Series

Enver Gjokaj is also a recognizable face in the entertainment world. He will play the recurring character, Navy Captain Joe Milius. he is a high-ranking commander for the Pacific Fleet. Variety reported that he will arrive in Hawaii after an aircraft crashes into a cliff there. As a result, he clashes and gets into conflict with Jane Tennant.

Gjokaj was in the science fiction series “Dollhouse” as the character Victor. He also played the same character in two of Marvel’s projects — “Agent Carter” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Some of his film projects include “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story,” “Taking Chances,” and “Eagle Eye.” He had small roles in TV shows like “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Community,” and “The Unit.”

With a fully loaded cast and some behind-the-scenes looks at the filming process, fans are excited to watch “NCIS: Hawai’i.” The show will debut this fall on Monday night right after “NCIS,” which will start its 19th season. The show changed its time slot for the first time ever after nearly two decades on television.