CBS Orders ‘NCIS: Origins’ Prequel About Young Gibbs from Mark Harmon and Team!

CBS has announced the development of a new series, NCIS: Origins, set to premiere in the 2024-25 broadcast season, focusing on a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his early years before the events of the long-running NCIS procedural. This new show will serve as a prequel and offer insight into Gibbs’ formative years as a fresh special agent.

Narrated by Mark Harmon, the series delves into Gibbs’ career beginnings in 1991 at the nascent NCIS Camp Pendleton office. The storyline follows his journey within a rugged team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks, played in the original series by Muse Watson. The project originated from an idea by Sean Harmon, who previously portrayed the younger version of Gibbs in seven episodes.

Sean Harmon, Mark Harmon, Gina Lucita Monreal, and David J. North spearhead the production, with Monreal and North co-writing the premiere episode and sharing co-showrunner duties. Mark Harmon continues his executive producer role on the flagship NCIS series.

The narrative will unveil pivotal aspects of Gibbs’ backstory and feature familiar NCIS characters, introducing both well-known figures and new faces. CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach expressed enthusiasm for Mark Harmon’s return to the network and the expansion of the NCIS universe.

The NCIS franchise remains one of CBS Studios’ most valuable, with its flagship series continuing as a ratings powerhouse and spawning successful spinoffs. NCIS: Origins aims to add a new layer to this celebrated universe, capitalizing on its worldwide popularity and audience engagement.

NCIS: Origins brings together a seasoned team, including writers with extensive NCIS experience. Casting for the series will be overseen by the established NCIS casting directors. Mark Harmon, Sean Harmon, Gina Lucita Monreal, and David J. North are represented by respected agencies in the industry.

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