‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Nabs Scott Bakula for Lead Role


‘NCIS: New Orleans’ Nabs Scott Bakula for Lead Role


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.’

- NCIS: New Orleans
- Scott Bakula

Written by: akoerner
Feb 3rd, 2014, 2:04 pm

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Message Posted On Mar 19th, 2014, 3:36 pm

Yes people its NCIS, its in Lousiana and its with Mr Mark Harmon AND Scott Bakula.. I Can't wait!!!! Scott Bakula is such a great actor. I also agree that Muse Watson is a great actor but I think that they could throw in some Danny Trejo or Dwayne " the Rock" johnsonn if budget permits it.


Message Posted On Feb 4th, 2014, 11:29 pm
Coincidence or is he friends with Bellasario's son who, if I recall, is still listed as EP on the original NCIS? Also: Love him, sounds like a neat twist on the NCIS concept, but I think it's gonna be a one-season dud.

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Message Posted On Feb 3rd, 2014, 7:05 pm

This is so many shades of cool. I don't even know where to start. 


Message Posted On Feb 3rd, 2014, 4:52 pm
While I did like him in Quantum Leap, I STILL say Muse Watson would have been the perfect choice. Yes, Mike Franks may be dead (biggest mistake EVER), but Mike had a brother who was mentioned and Muse could have taken that role easily. While we as fans loved Mike and always will, many of us love Muse's incredible talent and would be happy to see him as a regular even if it meant as a new character... and if anyone could pull that off successfully it would be Muse Watson. The man is a versitile genius. Just my 2 cents.

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Message Posted On Feb 3rd, 2014, 4:44 pm

I will watch just about anything with Scott Bakula in it... In my eyes, he is one of the great actors of our time.

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