Fans of the “NCIS” world have gotten used to spin-offs, both successful, like “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and unsuccessful, over the years.
One of the best parts of any new spin-offs is the introduction of the new cast and “NCIS” team in a different part of the country. Many times, spin-offs are kicked off with a guest-starring role in another “NCIS” franchise show.
For example, “NCIS: Los Angeles” started when the crew was introduced during a two-part episode during the sixth season of “NCIS” in 2009.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star On ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’
Over the years, different cast members from the different franchises have dropped in to visit other spin-offs in other cities. Now, fans are wondering who might visit the crew over at “NCIS: Hawai’i” in the fall. The new series is actually breaking the crime drama’s tradition of introducing series using the backdoor pilot method.
That doesn’t mean familiar faces won’t be around.
Daniela Ruah, who plays Kensi Blye on “NCIS: Los Angeles” may drop in for a visit to the land of paradise and crime.
According to Express, Ruah’s character would be most likely to crossover with the new series because of her ties to Hawaii. She appeared in one of the “Hawaii Five-O” crossover episodes from 2011. Maybe her on-screen husband, portrayed by Eric Christian Olsen, will go along for the ride.
Obviously, this is all speculation as of now. It seems likely that “NCIS: Hawai’i” will try to use some of the allure of “NCIS: Los Angeles” or “NCIS” stars to bring in viewers. Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J visited “Hawaii Five-O” as their “NCIS: Los Angeles” characters as well.
Possibility Of ‘NCIS’ Spinoffs
Both Olsen and Ruah talked about the “NCIS: Hawai’i” spinoff before the official announcement. For the two actors, the show seemed like an excellent idea and opportunity.
“I think it’s an exciting opportunity because, listen, Hawaii is Hawaii. And if there’s anything that we want to watch on TV, it’s people in paradise running around catching bad guys. I think it’s a great opportunity for an expansion of the franchise,” Olsen told ET Online.
Ruah then reflected on the fact that each “NCIS” show tends to last many, many seasons. “NCIS” is entering its 19th season. “NCIS: Los Angeles” will enter its 13th. Meanwhile, “NCIS: New Orleans” ended after its seventh season.
The shows are going to be airing close together, which makes the possibility of a crossover even more flattering to executives. “NCIS: Los Angeles” will air on Sundays and “NCIS” and “NCIS: Hawai’i” will be on Monday nights.
The executive producer of “NCIS: Hawai’i,” Christopher Silber, wants fans to continue to theorize about crossover possibilities. He said to TV Insider, “Never say never … I’ll be a hundred percent honest with you. We are happy for all crossovers. It’s fun. I was fortunate enough to be involved in the NOLA and mothership crossovers the couple of times we did it. I know the shows like it, the writers like it, the actors like it, and the audiences like it.”
It only makes the premiere of “NCIS: Hawai’i” that much more alluring.