‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Stars Vanessa Lachey, Enver Gjokaj Mean Business in New Uniform Photos

by Leanne Stahulak
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The season premiere of “NCIS: Hawai’i” is right around the corner, and main stars Vanessa Lachey and Enver Gjokaj are here with the first exclusive photos.

Lachey, the first woman to lead an “NCIS” series, will play Jane Tennat, Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor. She’ll eventually butt heads with Gjokaj’s Navy Captain Joe Milius.

TVLine debuted the exclusive photos, featuring Lachey in a sharp-cut black jacket and pants and Gjokaj in dress whites. A large aircraft looms in the background behind them as they walk into a hangar. The second “NCIS: Hawai’i” photo is a medium shot of Lachey, sitting in another aircraft and smiling as she looks off-camera.

Lachey and Gjokaj’s new digs plus their no-nonsense stance make for an impressive entrance into the new “NCIS” show. Viewers will explore the NCIS base in Hawai’i on Monday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c.

TVLine also got a chance to chat with “NCIS: Hawai’i” executive producers Matt Bosack, Jan Nash, and Christopher Silber about the upcoming series.

“When we first meet Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant, her brilliance and compassion are on full display when, after being pulled away from coaching her daughter’s soccer team, she heads to the North Shore to lead an investigation into a top-secret Navy program,” the “NCIS: Hawai’i” producers said. “We can’t wait for viewers to get to know her and her team this September.”

Vanessa Lachey Shares Behind-The-Scenes Look At ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’

Lachey is also excited to introduce Jane Tennant. A few weeks ago, the “NCIS” star posted a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram that seems to be exactly where she took the exclusive photos. The aircraft in the background is similar, as is her outfit.

“Meet Jane Tennant & the man behind the lens @tendstagram. Top to bottom this cast and crew are exceptional! The Aloha spirit is taking us over and I can’t WAIT for you guys to see this show! I wish I can Thank EVERY person (and I will get to them over time), but first, I want to give a shout out to THIS guy! (And his diesel arms!) Thank You LT for believing in me day 1 and for bringing this character to life! I trust You, I appreciate You, I Love You. Ohana for life!” the “NCIS” star captioned it.

The man pictured is Larry Teng, the first episode’s director and executive producer. He also posted a behind-the-scenes photo of Lachey back in June.

“Meet Jane Tennant. Mahalo to the Navy and Airforce for allowing us to film at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. #NCISHawaii #NCISHI @vanessalachey @ncishawaiicbs,” the “NCIS: Hawai’i” showrunner wrote.

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