Are there any new updates on what’s to come in the next chapter of NCIS? Continue reading to find out more about
Season 21’s current status.
With another amazing season coming to an end, the fans of the NCIS-Verse are once again left wondering if the beloved police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, will be back for another season this year, or are there any new updates regarding its future plan being disclosed to the fandom so far?
If you also have these questions lurking in the back of your mind, then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to get all the answers to your burning queries in one place. We at Web News Observer understand your curiosity, and for that reason, we have listed down all the latest developments that have been confirmed for the recently renewed 21st season of NCIS on the CBS network.
Here is everything we know so far about NCIS Season 21.
— NCIS (@NCIS_CBS) February 21, 2023
NCIS Season 21: Latest Updates (June 2023)
As the summer season has finally dawned upon us, the network has also started to drop minor and major hints about the much-awaited NCIS Season 21, which is going to keep the legacy of the show alive as one of the longest-running scripted U.S. primetime TV series overall, which is quite an amazing achievement that only a few well-established series have been able to achieve over the years around the world!
With such massive hype and numerous expectations surrounding the series, there is no doubt that the fans have started to bombard their social media handles with queries relating to its release date, plot, cast, and production status, among other details that are usually kept under wraps until the official announcements are made.
If you are speculating about the same, then, especially for you, we have listed all the latest updates right here. Firstly, we want you to not worry about anything as the month of June 2023 is just starting and there are hardly any new updates being released by the network, which is quite a relief for the fans as it seems like the crew and cast have taken their annual break before the filming of the season can resume later this year, which is quite normal for such a major production.
On the other hand, the ongoing writer’s strike has also played a major role in the network’s decision to not release any major details beforehand, as there is a slight chance that the production of the new episodes will come to a halt for months if the issue isn’t resolved in the coming weeks, which will inevitably lead to major networks stopping their work, causing a major shift in their programming for the 2023–24 broadcast season, which might be rescheduled for next year!
Until there is an official statement or press release issued by the network, we can only make predictions about the show’s future based on previously released updates, which we have listed below:
What is the potential release window?
If you have been keeping up, then you’ll know that CBS recently unveiled the 2023–2024 primetime schedule, which confirmed that NCIS Season 21 will be a part of the fall lineup. The show’s creators are hoping for a fall 2023 premiere, with September, being the likely release window, at the same time slot every Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and later on Paramount Plus.
Not only that but NCIS: Hawai’i will also return for a third season; the exact release dates for each show will be announced later.
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— CBS (@CBS) May 10, 2023
What is the filming status?
The production is speculated to begin sometime around June to August 2023, with pre-production stages underway. As mentioned above, the Writers Guild of America strike may also cause delays in the filming if the issue isn’t resolved before the production date draws near. Hence, the show may also shift its course and release next year without major obstacles.
In the meantime, fans can find more information on the release date by following official statements from CBS and producers, which will be released if any changes are made in the future. If there are any updates relating to the filming, they will be released and confirmed in the coming days, as June is usually the time frame for the production to fully start gearing up for the next season.
Is there any new casting?
So far, no new cast members have been announced by the network, which isn’t surprising as there is still a lot of time left for such information to see the light of day. But the cast members who are definitely expected to their reprise their roles are as follows:
- 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
- Gary Cole as Alden Parker
What can we expect from the next season’s plot?
The official synopsis of the show follows: NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.
The next season will also pick up plotlines from the final episode of NCIS Season 20, “Black Sky,” which is directed by Diana Valentine and written by Brendan Fehily and David J. North. In the episode, viewers got to see that Torres finds himself in prison as the team tries to stop an impending terror attack on U.S. soil. As nothing much has been confirmed, we expect this major cliffhanger to serve as inspiration for the upcoming season’s storyline expansion and resolution of all unanswered questions.
How many episodes will be there?
The next season’s official episode count may be around 21 to 22 episodes with an average duration of 39 to 44 minutes, premiering on a weekly basis. The episode count might vary if the network decides to air a shorter or longer season as a part of cost-cutting or the ongoing writers’ strike. All details on the episode titles and synopses will be released later, once the release date draws near, in order to prevent early spoilers.
If you want to catch up with the show, then all the earlier episodes of NCIS are exclusively available on CBS, depending on the user’s location, and will also later be available to watch on the official website (selective regions).
The series is also available on Paramount Plus, 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. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on Pluto for free based on the viewer’s location.
— NCIS (@NCIS_CBS) June 1, 2023
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