Young Gibbs NCIS Prequel Greenlit by CBS – Big News!

CBS is expanding its beloved NCIS universe with a prequel titled NCIS: Origins, set for a straight-to-series order in the 2024-25 season. Mark Harmon, known for his role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the original series, will executive produce the prequel and lend his voice as the narrator.

The drama will delve into Gibbs’ earlier life in 1991, following the character as a newly appointed agent at the Camp Pendleton NCIS office under the leadership of the iconic Mike Franks, portrayed by Muse Watson in the original series. CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach expressed excitement about Harmon’s return and the exploration of Gibbs’ enigmatic backstory.

NCIS: Origins will be led by co-showrunners David J. North and Gina Lucita Monreal, both seasoned contributors to the NCIS franchise. The show will be produced in collaboration with Harmon’s son, Sean Harmon, who has previously portrayed a younger version of Gibbs in several NCIS episodes. CBS Studios president David Stapf highlighted the significance of expanding the NCIS universe and telling the compelling story of Gibbs’ formative years.

Sean Harmon expressed his enthusiasm for producing and exploring Gibbs’ earlier narrative, recognizing the character’s importance in his life and his eagerness to reveal a fresh dimension to this beloved figure.

NCIS: Origins will join the ranks of the original NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i on CBS, continuing the success of the franchise that has captivated audiences globally since its inception as a spinoff of JAG in 2003.

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