CBS is launching a new series for the fall of 2009; NCIS: Los Angeles. It is a spin off of CBS’ hit show, NCIS. A preview of the new series was shown at the end of the original NCIS’ season six in a two part episode, Legend (Part 1 and Part 2), the premiered April 28th and May 5th, 2009. If you missed out on this preview you can still watch it on CBS’ website under full episodes of NCIS.
NCIS: Los Angeles follows a team of special agents who is responsible for apprehending the most dangerous and elusive criminals who pose a threat to national security who work as an undercover surveillance team at the Office of Special Projects (OPS). The team works by assuming undercover identities and implementing their most advance technology to create deep undercover identities. During every assignment the agents risk their lives in the field to take down their targets.
LL Cool J plays Special Agent Sam Hanna who is a former NAVY Seal. Special Agent Hanna is also fluent in Arabic and an expert on Middle Eastern culture. While as a Seal he served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Special Agent Hanna is an expert on surveillance, he uses state of the art equipment to monitor the agents while in the field and feed them crucial information.
Chris O’Donnell plays Special Agent “G” Callen, the partner of Special Agent Sam Hanna, in this new series. Special Agent Callen is able to change himself into whomever he needs to in order to infiltrate the underworld of crime.
Daniel Rush plays Special Agent Blye, the intelligent daughter of a former Marine. Special Agent Blye seems to live for the adrenaline rush that goes along with the undercover work.
The Los Angeles team is also equipped with an Operational Psychologist Nate Getz, played by Peter Cambor. Nate’s assignment is to profile targets, and monitor agents’ state of mind during, before, and after missions.
During the two part episode of “Legend” CBS offered an interesting insight to some of the previous established relationships between Gibbs and a few of the members of the OPS team. Personally, I’m looking forward to finding out more about the friendship between Special Agent Callen and Special Agent Gibbs.
Do yourself a favor and head over to CBS.com and watch both of the Legend episodes, if you haven’t yet. And make sure to mark you calendar for Tuesday, September 22nd at 9:00 pm because that is when NCIS: Los Angeles will be premiering on CBS!
NCIS Los Angeles, Official Site of CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia