Big News: CBS Drops Bombshell with ‘NCIS: Origins’ Starring Younger Gibbs!

The latest installment in the NCIS franchise will delve into the origins of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, famously portrayed by Mark Harmon for 19 years on NCIS.

Set to commence in 1991, the series unveils Gibbs’ early days as a novice special agent at NCIS Camp Pendleton. He navigates through a rugged and diverse team, spearheaded by the renowned NCIS figure, Mike Franks, portrayed by Muse Watson.

CBS has greenlit “NCIS: Origins” straight to series, with executive production helmed by Harmon, Sean Harmon, Gina Lucita Monreal, and David J. North.

Sean Harmon, reflecting on the importance of Gibbs in his life, expressed enthusiasm for exploring the character’s earlier narrative. He joins forces with Monreal and North, both veterans of the NCIS writing staff for a decade, co-writing the premiere episode and serving as co-showrunners. Casting for the roles of young Gibbs and young Franks is underway, requiring actors capable of convincingly embodying these iconic characters.

Monreal and North emphasized the depth of Gibbs’ origins, promising surprises even for the most devoted NCIS fans.

The NCIS franchise, encompassing multiple iterations like NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: Hawai’i, and NCIS: Sydney, has been a linchpin of CBS’s programming for two decades.

CBS Entertainment President, Amy Reisenbach, expressed excitement about Mark Harmon’s return to narrate Gibbs’ intricate backstory in NCIS: Origins, enriching the character’s enduring legacy and introducing new and beloved characters.

David Stapf, President of CBS Studios, lauded the expansion of the NCIS universe, underscoring the creative talents of Sean, Mark, Gina, and David. He highlighted their profound understanding of the character and the expansive NCIS universe, deeming the exploration of a young Gibbs a compelling next step.

The announcement of “NCIS: Origins” signifies another engaging chapter in the beloved NCIS saga, promising an immersive narrative that delves into the formative years of Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

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