NCIS: New Orleans is a spin off show of the original NCIS. The acronym NCIS means: Naval Criminal Investigative Service. This team investigates crimes that directly affect military personnel. This variation of the show takes place in Louisiana where the Navy agents work as a team to solve crimes. The main detectives are Pride (Scott Bakula, famously known for his appearances in Quantum Leap, and Two and a Half Men), Christopher (Lucas Black, famously known for his appearances in The X-Files, and The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift), Sonja (Shalita Grant, famously known for her appearances in The Good Wife, and BONES ), Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito, famously known for her appearances in Madea Goes To Jail, and Spider-Man 2), Sebastian (Rob Kerkovich, famously known for his appearances in Modern Family, and Two Broke Girls), Loretta (C. C. H. Pounder, famously known for her appearances in The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, and Avatar [The movie and show]), and Patton (Daryl Mitchell, famously known for his appearances in 10 Things I Hate About You, and A Thin Line Between Love And Hate). The stars of this show were born in vastly different places and even times.
Scott Bakula was born in St. Louis Missouri on October 9th of 1954. Lucas Black was born in Decatur Alabama on November 29th of 1982. Shalita Grant was born in Baltimore Maryland on August 28th of 1988. Vanessa Ferlito was born in Buffalo New York on December 28th of 1980. Rob Kerkovich was born in Springfield Massachusetts on August 11th of 1979. C. C. H. Pounder was born in Georgetown Guyana on December 25th of 1952. Daryl Mitchell was born in The Bronx New York on July 16th of 1964. The cast of this show is very diverse when it comes to where they were born, their ages, and some of their ethnicities. The city of New Orleans is seen as a sanctuary for military personnel on leave which is why Pride’s team is much needed there. Throughout four seasons, Dwayne Pride leads his team of agents through investigations leading from drugs all the way to murders. In the fourth season, it is seen that Sonja is leaving her team in New Orleans to join the FBI. Christopher takes it the hardest as he was her “work husband”. The agents that investigate the crimes are Pride, Christopher, Gregorio, and Sebastian. Sebastian is originally a scientist who left the lab to be on the field. Loretta is the coroner who also tends to help Pride through his personal battles. The final member of the team is Patton, he is the computer technician who has a knack for hacking. The four seasons have held many guest stars and rotating agents. The show airs Tuesday nights on CBS and has been running since 2014. It has a 6.8/10 rating on IMBD and a 5/10 on TV.com. However, 90% of Google users have liked the show on its Google page.
It opens with the song “Boom Boom” as well as scenes from Mardi Gras, New Orleans, and objects associated with the police force. The opening scene also shows photos of each character and their names outside of the show. On April 18, 2018 NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for a new season which will become their fifth season. In December of 2017, TNT acquired the rerun rights to the series. The show airs in multiple countries including: Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Asia, South Africa, and even several other sub-Saharan African nations. The show itself was nominated for The People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama in 2015. Also, Scott Bakula was nominated for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series in 2015. The first season premiered on September 23, 2014. The second season got approved for renewal on January 12, 2015, and premiered on September 22, 2015. On March 25, 2016 the series got approved for a third season which aired September 20, 2016. The fourth series aired on September 26, 2017 after its approved renewal on March 23, 2017. Most of the show is filmed in Harahan, Louisiana where the set of headquarters is. The set in Harahan is set up to resemble New Orleans down to the fine details. However, the other portion of the show is filmed on location in New Orleans. In an article by Bryan Abrams, he outlines how much work and effort it took to make the sets look realistic.