NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres
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What can the viewers expect to see in NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2? Continue reading to find out. 

Only four days are left for the premiere of the most anticipated and beloved TV series franchise spin-off, NCIS: Hawai’i, for its second season. Even with only one season, the show has gotten a great reception from fans worldwide. Thanks to the massive impact of NCIS, which is heading towards its 20th season in a few days with a crossover episode with NCIS: Hawai’i. It is an exciting time for the fans, and the anticipation is growing with each passing day, with viewers speculating. 

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

What can happen in the next season? Will it deal with new themes and subplots or be the same and consistent with the prior storyline? If you are one of them and as curious as we are, then you have reached the right place! As we’ve compiled everything, you need to know before the new season premieres, that will help you recap the events from previous seasons and connect the dots when it becomes available on the streaming platform next week.

Here is everything we know about the crossover episode of NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2.

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

When will NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2 premiere on CBS?

CBS will launch NCIS and NCIS: Hawai’i into their new seasons simultaneously in a crossover premiere event, with both shows’ casts participating in a manhunt for a murderous felon. The network’s record 20th season of NCIS will begin with a two-hour premiere, and NCIS: Hawai’i will begin its second season. Everything kicks off on CBS on September 19, 2022, at 9 p.m. (ET) and streams live and on-demand on Paramount+ to see the episode premiere exclusively on the platform.

The official Twitter handle of NCIS: Hawai’i also confirmed the news by sharing a post, quoting, “ICYMI – @VanessaLachey is bringing some island magic to the mainland for the #NCIS and #NCISHawaii premiere crossover event! Don’t miss the two worlds colliding on Monday, September 19 starting at 9/8c on @CBS.” Take a look at the official post below: 

On the other hand, NCIS: Hawai’i has gotten a second season based on being virtually tied for the No. 1 most-watched new drama, is averaging 8.29 million viewers and is a time period winner on Monday at 10 PM, improving the time slot by 26%, according to Nielsen. The series has amassed over 11 billion potential social media impressions during its freshman season. It is an impressive record for a new series on CBS that offers many popular shows.

NCIS, one of the most popular and enduring series in the world, and fan favorite NCIS: Los Angeles have been hugely successful on the CBS schedule for years,” said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment. “With the strong new addition of NCIS: Hawai’i, we are able to expand the strength of this formidable franchise across our schedule. We couldn’t be more excited to have all three talented casts and creative teams back to bring more compelling NCIS stories to viewers in the U.S. and around the globe.”

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2: What to expect in the crossover episode?

It has been reported that the crossover episode would lead into the two series, and cast members will explore together, across two hours, the hunt for a dangerous suspect unveils a complex network and a larger sinister plan that will take the D.C. team to Hawai’i in a race to thwart the next large-scale attack. It begins with the Season 20 premiere of NCIS at 9 PM.

The pilot episode, A Family Matter, picks up following the cliffhanger season 19 finale, with Special Agent Alden Parker (Gary Cole) still on the run with his ex-wife Vivian (Terri Polo) and the team investigating who from his past might have a personal vendetta against him in hopes of clearing Parker’s name. Enlisting the help of NCIS: Hawai’i Special Agent Jane Tennant (Vanessa Lachey) and computer specialist Ernie Malick (Jason Antoon), who is in town meeting with director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) in preparation for a global military exercise, the group tracks down their prime suspect, The Raven.

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

The crossover event concludes with the Season 2 premiere of NCIS: Hawai’i, which follows at 10 PM. In the pilot episode, Prisoners’ Dilemma, Tennant’s team, along with NCIS agents Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Jessica Knight (Katrina Law), track The Raven’s whereabouts on the island of Oahu and learn about his plans to attack RIMPAC (The Rim of the Pacific Exercises), the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. NCIS stars Gary Cole, Brian Dietzen, and Diona Reasonover also guest star in the episode.

The official trailer for the 1:30-minute episode was recently released, and it did not reveal any major plotlines or spoilers, instead indicating that the first episode will pick up right where last season’s Raven-centric cliffhanger left off. Take a look at the official trailer below:

NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2 Cast and Crew

The main cast members who are expected to appear in the upcoming season are as follows with their respective character descriptions: 

Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant: The first female Special Agent in Charge of the NCIS: Hawai’i

Alex Tarrant as Kai Holman: A new NCIS agent on the team who recently returned home to care for his father. 

Noah Mills as Jesse Boone: Tennant’s confidant and second-in-command, Boone is a former homicide detective in Washington, DC, who knows the islands’ hiking trails well.

Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara: The junior field agent of NCIS: Hawai’i, and Whistler’s love-interest turned girlfriend.

Jason Antoon as Ernie Malik: NCIS: Hawai’i‘s cyber intelligence specialist

Tori Anderson as Kate Whistler: A Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Officer, later Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent, and Tara’s love-interest turned girlfriend.

Kian Talan as Alex Tennant: Jane’s eldest child.

NCIS: Hawai’i is produced by CBS Studios. Vanessa Lachey, Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon, Tori Anderson, and Kian Talan star. Matt Bosack, Jan Nash, Christopher Silber, and Larry Teng serve as executive producers.

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2 Episodes

The exact number of the episodes is not disclosed as of September 15, 2022. But it is expected that the season will be consistent with the prior season and have at least 22 episodes with an average runtime of 44 to 45 minutes. The titles of the first three episodes with synopsis were revealed by the network, which is as follows:

S2E1: Prisoners’ Dilemma – September 19, 2022

According to the official synopsis, “Tennant’s team, along with NCIS agents Nick Torres and Jessica Knight, tracks The Raven’s whereabouts on the island of Oahu and learns about his plans to attack the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise.”

S2E2: Blind Curves – September 26, 2022

According to the official synopsis, “The NCIS team investigates the world of illegal street racing after a Marine staff sergeant’s body is discovered in a junkyard; Tennant is concerned Alex is hiding something from her; Whistler is anxious about introducing Lucy to her co-workers.”

S2E3: Stolen Valor– October 3, 2022

According to the official synopsis, “Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor Jane Tennant and her unwavering team of specialists balance duty to family and country while investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel and national security.”

Furthermore, CBS will announce the official synopsis and titles for the remaining episodes in the following weeks as the weekly premieres begin. As a result, we recommend that the fans wait patiently and enjoy the season premiere for the time being. 

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

Where to stream NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2?

When released, NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2 will be available to stream on Paramount+, fuboTV, and Netflix, along with all the prior seasons of this major franchise on the streaming platforms. The viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play, with a vast number of membership plans according to the preference of the users.

Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS.com, where the episodes are published after they air on the channel on Mondays in the 10 p.m. time slot. You can stream NCIS: Hawai’i for free on Pluto, CBS, and NBC based on the viewers’ location.

NCIS: Hawaiʻi Season 2: Everything you need to know before the new season premieres

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