The Big Easy-based ‘NCIS’ spin-off has officially found its final team member!
Actor Lucas Black, known for starring in two ‘Fast & Furious’ movies, has been drafted to play the fourth ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ team member, NCIS Special Agent Lasalle.
His character is described as “embodying the city’s edge and fun and sexiness,” in addition to being “a man who works hard and plays harder,” and someone who is a “no-nonsense federal agent who believes in doing what’s right no matter what.”
Last week, the TV world was abuzz with casting news for the upcoming project from ‘NCIS’ executive producer Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon, known for his role as leading man Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the hit CBS Navy series.
First, it was announced former ‘Quantum Leap’ star Scott Bakula would lead the project as NCIS Special Agent Pride, who is said to embody New Orleans and 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.”
In addition to Bakula, ‘JAG’ alum Zoe McLellan will play Special Agent Brody, “a Midwestern transplant who comes to New Orleans looking for a fresh start and a safe haven to heal old wounds,” while ‘Sons of Anarchy' actress CCH Pounder will star as Dr. Wade, a Jefferson Parish Medical Examiner.
Black’s other big and small screen credits include, the ‘Friday Night Lights’ movie, along with the ‘90s horror TV series ‘American Gothic.’
‘NCIS: New Orleans’ will air as a two-parter this spring during ‘NCIS.’