NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres that premiered on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, following its parent series NCIS. The pilot was written by Gary Glasberg. ( Gary Glasberg died the 28th September 2016 RIP)
The series’ executive producers are Glasberg, Mark Harmon, Jeffrey Lieber, and James Hayman. The series is set and filmed in New Orleans. It is the third member of the NCIS franchise.
On January 12, 2015, NCIS: New Orleans was renewed for a second season, that premiered on September 22, 2015.
Daryl Mitchell and Shalita Grant, who had been recurring cast members, became series regulars.
On March 25, 2016, CBS renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on September 20, 2016.
Zoe McLellan, who plays Agent Brody will leave “for creative reasons”, and Vanessa Ferlito will join the cast as Special Agent Tammy Gregorio, a series regular.
NCIS: New Orleans follows a fictional team of Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents stationed out of New Orleans, Louisiana. The NCIS office handles cases from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle.
Living and working out of his office, Special Agent Dwayne Cassius Pride (Scott Bakula) heads a team of special agents including Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black), a former sheriff’s deputy recruited by Pride following Katrina; Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito), a Washington FBI Agent assigned to Pride’s team at his request;
Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan), a transfer from the NCIS Great Lakes field office, has worked as a Special Agent Afloat and is keen to leave her past behind as she moves to New Orleans; Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant), a former ATF Special Agent and LaSalle’s partner; and Patton Plame (Daryl Mitchell), a computer specialist.
They are assisted by Dr. Loretta Wade (C. C. H. Pounder), a forensic pathologist and medical examiner, and Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich), a criminalist and forensic investigator assigned to the Jefferson Parish Medical Examiner’s Office.
Cast and characters
Main article: List of NCIS: New Orleans characters
Scott Bakula as Dwayne Cassius Pride, NCIS Supervisory Special Agent.
Lucas Black as Christopher LaSalle, NCIS Special Agent.
Zoe McLellan as Meredith Brody, NCIS Special Agent (seasons 1–2).
Rob Kerkovich as Sebastian Lund, forensic scientist.
CCH Pounder as Loretta Wade, medical examiner.
Shalita Grant as Sonja Percy (season 2–; recurring: season 1), NCIS Special Agent.
Daryl “Chill” Mitchell as Patton Plame (season 2–; recurring: season 1), NCIS computer specialist.
Vanessa Ferlito as Tammy Gregorio (season 3–), FBI Special Agent.