NCIS Season 21 Premiere Date: Will the SAG-AFTRA strike impact it?

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The popular police procedural television series’ ardent fans were anticipating the freshly renewed 21st season to finally come back to their television screens later this year. They were excited to see what fresh twists and turns the show’s producers had in store for the viewers who had faithfully watched all of the seasons since its debut two decades earlier.

We are sorry to inform our readers that some major changes are about to occur in the 2023-24 prime time schedule, indicating that the majority of the original series that was scheduled to return for the 2023 fall broadcasting season on CBS might have to be put off further.

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NCIS Season 21 Premiere Date: Will the SAG-AFTRA strike impact it?

After all, there is currently a writers’ strike in effect, and it was looking more doubtful that the long-running criminal procedural will return this autumn.

As bizarre as it may appear, the actors’ strike has no direct bearing on what is going on with the next season of NCIS. Why? Because there are currently no scripts available owing to the writers’ strike! Even if SAG-AFTRA reaches a new agreement with the studios and networks this month, it will remain meaningless until the WGA strike ends. This is what currently holds back NCIS and the rest of network television.

What to expect from NCIS Season 21?

The official show summary is as follows: NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just a police procedural. It’s a program that focuses on the often complex and always hilarious dynamics of a team compelled to work together under stressful circumstances, with copious doses of humor. These elite agents investigate any crimes involving the Navy or Marine Corps, from killing and sabotage to terrorism and hijacked submarines.

The next season will start up where Season 20 left off, with the last episode directed by Diana Valentine and written by Brendan Fehily and David J. North. Torres is imprisoned in the episode as the team seeks to prevent a terrorist assault on American territory. We anticipate that this huge cliffhanger will serve as motivation for the future season’s plot extension and solution for all unsolved questions that fans have expressed a desire for.

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Who might be cast for NCIS Season 21?

Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, Wilmer Valderrama as Nick Torres, Katrina Law as Jessica Knight, Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer, Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines, David McCallum as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, and Gary Cole as Alden Parker are the main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles.

There may be some new cast members who will be revealed once the official release dates have passed. Donald P. Bellisario conceived the series, and NCIS is produced by Bellisarius Productions in collaboration with CBS Studios. Executive producers include Steven D. Binder, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Scott Williams, David North, and Bellisario.

Where to watch NCIS Season 21?

If you wish to catch up on the show, all previous episodes of NCIS are unique to CBS, depending on the user’s location, and will subsequently be available to view on the official website (selected regions).

The series is also accessible on Paramount Plus, FuboTV, and Netflix, along with all previous seasons of this famous franchise. Viewers may also rent or buy the series on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play, with a variety of subscription levels. Furthermore, depending on the viewer’s region, the series is available only on Pluto for free.

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How many episodes will NCIS Season 21 have?

The official episode count for the upcoming season may be about 21 to 22 episodes with an average runtime of 39 to 44 minutes, airing weekly. The number of episodes may change if the network opts to run a smaller or longer season to save money or to accommodate the ongoing writers’ strike. To avoid early spoilers, every detail on the episode names and synopses will be given later as the release date approaches.