The ‘NCIS’ spin-off, ‘NCIS: New Orleans,’ has found its very first actor.
That’s right, the one and only Scott Bakula, known for playing Sam Beckett on ‘Quantum Leap,’ is heading to the latest Navy project from executive producer Gary Glasberg and actor Mark Harmon, who plays leading man Leroy Jethro Gibbs on CBS' ‘NCIS.’
Bakula has scored the leading role of NCIS Special Agent Pride. He is described as “embodying New Orleans,” and Pride is “driven by the need to do what’s right … with warmth, passion, strength and humor. He’s a unique federal agent working in one of this country’s most unique cities.”
This is the third ‘NCIS’ spin-off, with ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ still going strong, while ‘NCIS: Red’ was basically dead on arrival. This time around, the Big Easy-based pilot will air as a springtime ‘NCIS’ two-parter, with the New Orleans field office investigating cases from Pensacola through Mississippi and Louisiana to the Texas panhandle.
The official logline reads, “With its rich setting of music, fun and debauchery, New Orleans is a magnet for military personnel on-leave. And with fun comes trouble.”
The roles of Agent LaSalle, Agent Brody and Dr. Wade have yet to be cast. For further casting descriptions, TVLine exclusively has those details.
Bakula is also known for his Emmy-nominated part in ‘Behind the Candelabra,’ in addition to roles in ‘Looking’ and ‘Men of a Certain Age.’