Procedural franchise NCIS is getting a prequel series, titled NCIS: Origins to focus on a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
The show will be set in 1991 with Mark Harmon serving as narrator and will air during the 2024-2025 US season.
The official logline states, “In the series, Gibbs starts his career as a newly minted special agent at the fledgling NCIS Camp Pendleton office where he forges his place on a gritty, ragtag team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks.”
Harmon will executive produce with his son, Sean Harmon, who originally brought the idea of a young Gibbs show to CBS. Sean has previously played a younger version of his father’s character in episodes of NCIS, but he will focus on executive producing the new series and casting for the lead role will begin shortly.
The next iteration will join mothership series NCIS, NCIS: Hawaii and NCIS: Sydney -yet to be formally renewed for a second season.
David J. North and Gina Lucita Monreal co-write the pilot and will serve as executive producers and co-showrunners on the series.