‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Eric Christian Olsen Executive Producing New First Responders Series ‘Rescue: MIA’

by Jacklyn Krol
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NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen has a new job!

On Thursday, October 14, Olsen made the big announcement via Instagram. He will be the executive producer for the first responders’ show, Rescue MIA.

“Aaaaaaalright, who wants to move to Miami? Let’s make it hot! Congrats to handsome pants @jameshanlonnyc and @cotovino for hustle and dedication. Thanks to @cbstvstudios for being the best creative partners ever.”

CBS is the only major network that doesn’t have a successful first responders series. NBC is known for Chicago Fire while ABC has Station 19, and Fox has 9-1-1.

Deadline reported that Olsen’s Cloud Nine Productions will be producing the show. The drama is currently in the works and is being written by Juan Carlos Coto, who previously executive produced for 9-1-1. James Hanlon co-wrote a story. Hanlon previously directed episodes of Station 19 and Chicago Fire.

The new series will revolve “around a legendary family of first responders that works together to rescue the citizens of Miami from emergencies and disasters, even as long-buried secrets threaten to tear apart their familial bonds.” So in the same vein of NCIS: Los Angeles but more local, every day.

Finally, the new season of NCIS: Los Angeles will truly be a family affair. Olsen will be writing an episode for Season 13. Meanwhile, Daniela Ruah will be directing an episode. This will be her first time behind the camera directing. If you didn’t know, Ruah is married to Eric’s brother and stunt double, David.

Previously, Olsen wrote the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 11, Episode 10 titled “Mother.”

How ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ is Royalty

When a show is on more than one season that’s an epic achievement. NCIS: Los Angeles has been around for thirteen years. While some of the actors may not consider themselves royalty, LL Cool J believes that they all are.

In a 2017 interview with Seat42F, the rapper-turned-actor spoke about how he sees his team and the actors behind the iconic characters.

“These guys really see themselves as knights,” he said about the show’s characters.

“It’s a knighthood, females included, all of them see themselves as knights,” he added. “See themselves as people who are part of the honored tradition of making sure that they protect the innocent and get rid of the bad guys.”

Aside from being royalty, he spoke about how his character, Sam Hanna, has evolved during the thirteen years.

“I think you grow and evolve and become — I don’t know if relaxed is the right word — but more accustomed and acclimated to the pressures of that life,” he explained. “I think the character becomes acclimated to what’s going on and the pressures, but my character has grown because the sense of family has deepened. His sense of honor has deepened.”